Banded Pysanky
Lines or patterns that circle their way around an egg are often called meanders, waves, or ribbons among artists. Traditionally they are considered a water symbol and symbolize infinity and immortality.

Unless marked otherwise, all pysanky are $7 each

All eggs come carefully packed in their own box, with an ornament hook - perfect for wrapping, shipping or storing. $5 each

Each egg is created using a resist wax dye method (colours go on , then resist is applied to "keep" the colour desired before going into the next dye). These are made using traditional Ukrainian methods but with modern motifs. Pysanky itself dates back well before Christianity and pieces of dyed egg shells have been found that are over 3000 years old. With Christianity, many symbols were added into pysanky and older symbols and colours were adapted to fit the new religion.

In traditional Pysanky, each colour has its own symbolism:
White/Natural: Purity and Birth
Yellow: Light and Purity. Youth, love and the harvest
Orange: endurance, strength, ambition; passion tempered by wisdom; the eternal sun
Pink: Success, contentment
Red: action, charity, spiritual awakening; sun, joy of life and love
Green: Fertility, health, hopefulness, spring, wealth; victory of life over death
Blue: clear skies, air, good health, fidelity
Purple: fasting, faith, trust, patience
Brown: the Earth
Black: constancy or eternity; death, fear, ignorance; darkest time before dawn

Combinations of Colours:
Black & White: mourning, respect for the souls of the dead
Black & Red: Ignorance arising from Passions
Red & White: Respect, protection from evil powers
Four or more colours: family happiness, peace & love


Shape Symbolism:

Diamonds: knowledge
Realistic Flowers: Spring, life
Stylized Flowers: the Sun
Triangles: holy tinity or fire/air/water
Dots/tears/stars: spring
Waves: asking for a good crop due to rain
Hearts: love
Rake: good harvest
Curls: defense, protection
Trees/leaves: Strength
Ladder: prayers to heaven
Sieve: seperation of good and evil
Fish: Health, abundance, sacrifice, Christ