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Project 13: Designing pysanky

March 30, 2011

Egg symbols

I will be the first to admit that I have no idea what I’m doing when confronted with a blank egg. Pysanky designs can be so intricate that it seems impossible to start. Fortunately they are made of symbols that traditionally have meaning. Above you can see the guide that I had in front of me (and subsequently ignored) while designing my egg. You can also learn more about pysanky symbols on the internet:

Pysanky symbols at the Ukranian Cultural Institute
Pysanky symbolism PDF at Princeton Online
Symbols from Barbara Novak

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