Sunday, April 8, 2012

Ukrainian Easter eggs

graphic, Diane Carnevale

The intricately colored eggs if the Ukraine, Polish and Russian cultures have always intrigued me. Growing up, my Polish neighbor Manya once showed me how to make them using a stylus (a kistka), beeswax, and a candle. It was all so exotic ad mysterious. The wax is applied to cover each layer of color and then the egg is dyed, and the process is repeated to get layers and layers of complex and colorful patterns on each egg. It's a delicate, process, taking time. patience and a steady hand, resulting in a rich and vibrant piece of art. See more details here.

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