Ukrainian Easter egg decorating has been handed down through the generations. Over 2000 years ago, egg decorating held powerful beliefs which included the promise of Spring, the end of cold, wet winter, new hope, prosperity and the rebirth of plants and animals.
In the Christian faith, Easter eggs symbolize the Resurrection and the promise of eternal life. Legend has it that as long as pysanky are decorated, goodness will triumph over evil throughout the world.
Please check out the following photos of some of my Pysanky designs as well as step by step instructions on how you can create your own Ukrainian Easter eggs.