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Welcome to Pysanky Australia.
We have a wide range of products for you to create your own decorated eggs. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, we have products to suit your needs.
Pysanky are traditional Ukrainian decorated eggs that are based on an ancient art form. The designs on the eggs are "written" using a wax filled writing instrument called a "kistka" where melted beeswax flows through. The wax masks out the colour of the shell and each colour is dyed in order from light to dark. When the design is complete, the beeswax is then removed and what is revealed is a story or message through vibrant colours and symbols. Varnish is then applied to preserve and protect the pysanka.
The word "pysanka", pronounced "pi-san-ka" meaning one decorated egg. "Pysanky" is plural and pronounced "pi-san-ki". These words translate to "write" as the beeswax is "written" on the eggshell. The symbols have deep meanings and make these eggs so special. In ancient times pysanky were used as a talisman for Protection, Strength, Health, Happiness, Abundance, Growth, Wisdom, Transformation and Love. In more recent times of Christianity, they were an integral part of the Easter tradition.
There is also a legend that says as long as pysanky are made, evil shall NOT reign over the world! What better reason to make pysanky!
If you are looking for a meaningful gift for someone special, you can also purchase these decorated eggs.