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Specific colors and symbols are important with traditional Pysanky decorating because each color and symbol has a special, usually religious, significance.
Designs on Pysanky Easter eggs are commonly derived from ancient, traditional peasant art.
For more information about the history of Online Resources for Pysanky Easter Egg Art decorating and symbolism.
Pysanky (also spelled Pisanki) Easter Egg designs are traditional Ukranian folk art designs which are decorated within simple geometrical forms such as circles, squares, diamond shapes and flowery repetitive vines and foliage.
Traditional symbols appearing on Ukrainian Pysanky Egg Designs,
|WHITE: Purity, innocence, birth
YELLOW: Light, purity, youth, happiness, hospitality
ORANGE: Strength, endurance, the eternal sun
RED: Happiness in life, hope, passion, the sun
|BLACK: Eternity, the darkest time before the dawn
BLUE: The sky and life-giving air and good health
GREEN: Spring, hope and new growth