Traditions Around the Orthodox World – Pyzanski

Pysanky is a style of decorating which comes from the Slavic regions of the world. The designs are created by using a stylus to draw wax patterns on the eggs. The layers of color are then added and the wax removed layer by layer.

There is symbolism in the motifs and colors, many of which are easily found on wikipedia.

Pyzanky styles traditionally depend on region. Below are some Ukrainian Examples

The eggs are in the Carpathian style and vary slightly from the Ukrainian eggs in colors and themes

There is a nice collection of Ukrainian Pyzanski available here

The eggs below come from the Kosovo and Metohia region in Serbia

This website is striving to retain the Serbian tradition and is currently selling wrapper collections in the various styles of regions in Serbia. The collection above is one of the collections they offer.

 

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