Pysanky Complete Dye 18 Set
This complete PYSANKY DYE SET includes 18 Ukrainian Easter Egg dyes. Yellow, orange, scarlet, light blue, light green, black, gold, turquoise, red, dark red, brown, brick, dark green, pink, purple, royal blue, and pumpkin, as well as raspberry. Easter egg dyes are also available in smaller sets here.
Watch this video to see artist Oksana Zhelisko demonstrating the process:
About Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Pysanky are traditional Ukrainian Easter Eggs which are decorated using dye that is applied in layers. Melted beeswax is applied as a resist using kisty tools to create beautiful, colorful and intricate patterns.
The art of decorating Ukrainian Easter Eggs has been handed down in the Ukraine for generations. Ukrainians are famous for their beautiful, intricate, and colorful Pysanky. More than 2000 years ago, eggs were decorated by people who believed that an egg embodied special powers. Eggs symbolized the release of the earth from winter and the promise of new hope, and life as well as the prosperity of spring. After Christ, Easter eggs began to symbolize the Resurrection and the promise of eternal life. Legend says that as long as pysanky are decorated, good will win over evil.