i’ve been on a kick over the past year really trying to engage my family heritage (carpatho-rusyn) but with strong ukranian ties. i went to the czech republic, made hrudka & am investigating what it would take to make these beautiful eggs for the easter! apparently, my great-grandfather was quite masterful in making these every holiday season!
from wiki: Pysanky –from pysaty (писати), “to write”– are raw eggs created with the wax-resist method (batik). The designs are “written” in hot wax with a stylus or a pin-head. Wooden eggs and beaded eggs are often referred to as “pysanky” because they mimic the decorative style of pysanky in a different medium.
pretty gorgeous right? here are the instructions to make your own!
do you have any family traditions tied to your heritage?