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Ukrainian Hand Painted Egg

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$5.95
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Description

These wooden eggs (pysanky, Pysanka or Pysanki) are hand-painted in Ukraine according the traditional style. Bright and joyful, they make ideal gifts and decorations.

Size is about 2.25 inches (6 cm). Sold individually. Colors will vary.

With each purchase, know that it helps the artisans and their families in the suffering Ukraine. 

 

Tradition of the Pysanky Egg

Long ago, in a small village nestled in the Carpathian Mountains, a woman named Oksana was preparing for the celebration of Easter. Oksana was a skilled artist, and she loved to paint intricate designs on eggs using a technique called pysanky.

Pysanky is a traditional Ukrainian art form that involves drawing intricate designs on eggs with hot wax, then dyeing the eggs to create colorful patterns. The practice of making pysanky dates back thousands of years and is deeply connected to the culture and traditions of Ukraine.

As Oksana worked on her eggs, she thought about the meaning of Easter and the story of Mary Magdalene. Mary Magdalene was a disciple of Jesus who witnessed his crucifixion and resurrection. She was the first person to see the risen Christ and was tasked with spreading the news of his resurrection to the other disciples.

Oksana was deeply inspired by Mary Magdalene's courage and devotion to her faith. She decided to create a special pysanka to honor Mary Magdalene and her role in the Easter story. She used symbols and colors to represent different aspects of Mary Magdalene's life and journey.

The egg was divided into four sections, each representing a different part of Mary Magdalene's story. In the first section, Oksana drew a heart to symbolize Mary Magdalene's love for Jesus. In the second section, she drew a cross to represent his crucifixion. In the third section, she drew a sun to represent his resurrection. And in the fourth section, she drew a bird to represent Mary Magdalene's role as a messenger of the good news.

As Oksana finished her pysanka, she felt a sense of peace and joy. She knew that the egg would bring comfort and inspiration to those who saw it. And she was right - when she brought the egg to church on Easter Sunday, it was admired by everyone who saw it.

From that day on, the tradition of creating pysanky eggs to celebrate Easter and honor Mary Magdalene continued to spread throughout Ukraine and beyond. Today, the art of pysanky is still cherished and practiced by many people around the world, serving as a reminder of the beauty and meaning of Easter, as well as the inspiring story of Mary Magdalene.

Delivery & Returns

PRODUCTION

Our icons are hand-crafted and made-to-order. Allow time for production. Please note that your chosen shipping method does not include production time. (For example, if you select 2 day shipping, your order will be delivered 2 days after it ships, not 2 days after the order is placed.) Please visit our Shipping FAQ page for more information about how long you can expect production to take.

 

SHIPPING

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations. Also note that we ship international orders DDU. When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page. Click here to learn more about shipping.

 

RETURN POLICY
We allow returns for many of our items, but restrictions apply. Please visit our Return Policy page for more information.

Customer Reviews

15 reviews

  • 5

    Beautiful painted wooden Ukrainan Easter eggs

    Posted by jean smith on Apr 7th 2022

    Just as described and shown in the pictures. Shipping was very fast. Love them!

  • 5

    Gorgeous Ukrainian Eggs

    Posted by Renee Bunting on Apr 6th 2022

    I am so pleased with the gorgeous Ukrainian eggs I purchased for my family and for my Godparents.

  • 5

    Ukrainian Painted Eggs

    Posted by Deidra Butler on Mar 17th 2022

    I ordered 2 of the eggs. I couldn’t be happier with them. The order came quickly and was well packed. They are more beautiful than I had hoped.

  • 5

    Ukrainian Eggs

    Posted by John Andrew Vsevolod Mohr on May 18th 2021

    I love my Ukrainian Easter Eggs

  • 5

    Painted eggs

    Posted by Dana Smith on Apr 30th 2020

    These are wonderful and will last for many Easters to come. Very nice!

  • 5

    Beautiful

    Posted by David Egly on Apr 20th 2020

    It has long been a tradition for me to add an egg to my wife's collection each Pascha. This is a beautiful and treasured addition.

  • 5

    Ukrainian painted eggs

    Posted by Deanna Hall on Apr 10th 2019

    I purchased these 4 eggs which are beautifully painted! I would highly recommend purchasing these! The shipping was quick and efficient! In fact I will probably buy more for Pascha!

  • 1

    Item never received

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 26th 2019

    Item(s) never received

  • 5

    Great value for the money.

    Posted by Amy Morgan on Apr 10th 2018

    I got three of these beautiful eggs for a nice pop of color in my small space. Fantastic colors and details. Very fast shipping and delivery. Even my Hubby remarked that they were nice. May need a few more next year.

  • 5

    Beautiful!

    Posted by Katy on Mar 26th 2018

    Excellent detail, beautiful colors. Nice to be surprised by the variety and lovely quality.