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painting by Katie Bergenholtz

Eggs, Eggs Everywhere, Part Three: Cultural Connections to Eggs


This week we looked at cultural connections to eggs. The ancient Persians were the first people known to exchange eggs dyed in festive colors, but Macedonia was the first country to merge the egg-decorating tradition with the celebration of Easter. In France and China there is a tradition of giving red dyed eggs for good fortune. In Mexico there is a tradition of cracking confetti-filled eggs called "cascaas" (egg shells) on people's heads. Ukrainians developed the wax-resist method of decorating eggs known as Pysanky, which means "to write" in Ukrainian.


I really wanted to do Pysanky eggs this year, but I just didn't get the materials in time.
Here is a step-by-step post at That Artist Woman on making Pysanky eggs, if you would like to try.
Instead we used the idea at Gingerbread Snowflakes and made ours with Sharpie markers.









Lots of information on Pysanky eggs at Learn Pysanky.

Or, you could do a Pysanky Egg with wax resist on paper. Idea from Alpha Mom.

1 comment:

  1. I missed this post when you first put it up. Very pretty, I'm trying to think if we'll do this instead.......

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