The Ukrainian tradition of
pysanky -- decorated, hollowed-out eggs bearing colorful folk designs -- is a tedious process taking hours,
sometimes even days.
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Credit: L. Zielyk
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The wax shields covered areas from multiple dye baths.
The wax is then melted away, revealing the details beneath.
Dating back to pagan times, and eventually incorporated into Christian tradition, pysanky is still alive and well in Ukraine -- and in Ukrainian communities across the United States.
Easter egg designed by Sofika Zielyk.
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The Ukrainian Museum, New York City
"Pysanka: The Ukrainian Easter Egg" - Exhibition through Oct. 5 at the Ukrainian Museum
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