Ukranian Egg

Ukranian Egg

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Item Name: Ukranian Egg

Item Number: 116




Pysanky (PISANKA), also known as Ukrainian Easter Eggs derives its name from the word pysaty which means to write. Ukrainian women have been decorating pysanky for centuries. In earlier times they were decorated in a very special and ritualistic manor. If the egg was not prepared perfectly, it would lose all of the magical powers it was intended to have. This particular egg is painted in a dark red with accents of orange and green.