The News Tribune: Richland woman's Easter eggs reflect Ukraine's age-old art of pysanky


Apr. 25, 2011 06:45
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Dianne Hara of Richland does pysanky, which are a traditional Ukranian Easter egg designed with beeswax and multiple dyes.
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RICHLAND —Eggs sporting Crayon drawings, stickers and colorful dyes are appearing in baskets all around the Mid-Columbia.Eggs fill a basket at Dianne Hara's home in Richland too, but they won't be egg salad, or sliced and diced in the next week or so.Her Easter eggs are works of art, with each design painstakingly drawn on, then carefully colored in multiple dye baths.Hara practices Ukraine's age-old art of pysanky -- decorating Easter eggs with multicolored, geometric designs portraying symbols of eternal life, bountiful harvests, prosperity and wealth, and Christian icons such as fish, which represent Christ. Read the story here

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