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"The egg was compared to the tomb from which Christ arose and the old pagan symbols were given new Christian meanings-the old sun designs now stood for the Son of God, triangles stood for the Holy Trinity, stars showed God’s love toward man, dots represented Mary’s tears, and crosses represented Christ’s suffering for us," they explain.

"The egg was compared to the tomb from which Christ arose and the old pagan symbols were given new Christian meanings-the old sun designs now stood for the Son of God, triangles stood for the Holy Trinity, stars showed God’s love toward man, dots represented Mary’s tears, and crosses represented Christ’s suffering for us," they explain.

My daughter brought some like these home from Romania for family and friends and they are absolutely beautiful!

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My daughter brought some like these home from Romania for family and friends and they are absolutely beautiful!

What is Pysanky? Ukrainian Easter Eggs, traditionally made during Lent. The word comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.

What is Pysanky? Ukrainian Easter Eggs, traditionally made during Lent. The word comes from the verb pysaty, “to write”, as the designs are not painted on, but written with beeswax.

More handmade Ukrainian Pysanky - photo by Katya Trischuk

Scotlands Biffy Clyro ignite Chicago with charismatic rock

victorian-style paper maché Easter egg candy containers - from d. blumhen

victorian-style paper maché Easter egg candy containers - from d. blumhen

Kiwi Pysanky from Evan Lewis from Torbay, New Zealand

Kiwi Pysanky from Evan Lewis from Torbay, New Zealand

Pysanka, the Ukrainian Easter egg is the first herald of spring. Ancient people believed that the egg possessed mystical powers

Pysanka, the Ukrainian Easter egg is the first herald of spring. Ancient people believed that the egg possessed mystical powers

Real Traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg - Hand Illustrated Poppy Pysanka - Goose Egg - Help Rescue Animals - S.A.F.E

Real Traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg - Hand Illustrated Poppy Pysanka - Goose Egg - Help Rescue Animals - S.A.F.E

Real Traditional Ukrainian Easter Egg - Hand Illustrated Poppy Pysanka - Goose Egg - Help Rescue Animals - S.A.F.E I wish I new how to paint this. I would love to have furniture, accessories, clothing, vases etc all painted in this style :-))

Starting from inside and laying outward.  (Inner "snowflake", barrier of white, leaves and ferns)

Starting from inside and laying outward. (Inner "snowflake", barrier of white, leaves and ferns)

Pysanka - Ukranian easter eggs, the most beautiful eggs ever!  I have tried making them with the special wax tool, candle flame and dye and it is so hard, but it's sooo cool!

Pysanka - Ukranian easter eggs, the most beautiful eggs ever! I have tried making them with the special wax tool, candle flame and dye and it is so hard, but it's sooo cool!