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Pysanky Workshop
Pysanky Workshop

Mon, Mar 20



Pysanky Workshop

Learn how to make beautiful eggs with good company.

Time & Location

Mar 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Billerica, 7 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA 01821, USA

About the event

Pysanky, similar to batik-patterns, are drawn on the egg with wax. By repeating this process with different colors of dye, a multi-colored pattern is built up. The wax is removed to reveal the previous colors. 

According to Pysanky For Peace, the art of the decorated egg, or the pysanka (from the Ukrainian verb pysaty, to write), dates back to ancient times. The practice originated in the prehistoric Trypillian culture. Tales reveal that the Peoples who lived in the region (now known as Ukraine) worshipped the sun. They believed that it was the source of all life, as it warmed the earth and allowed all to grown and flourish underneath it. Eggs decorated with nature symbols were chosen for sun worship ceremonies and became an integral talisman of spring rituals.

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