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Pysanka Loves Colour

Pysanka Loves Colour

Ukrainian EggCessories added seven new colours increasing our eggshell dyes from 13 to 20 colours. These are seven new ways to add a lot more colour combinations to your pysanka designs.

Then... we came up with this super fun idea on renaming all the dyes with a Canadian theme. Why'd we do that?

Well, because we are Canadian. And these are the only dyes that are mixed and packaged in Canada and we're pretty proud of that.

Plus Canadians are known to be light hearted and fun... so why not let our dyes be the same. 

We want you to have just as much fun with the eggshell dyes, trusting that the dyes have been tested and re-mixed to give you the best coverage and brightness. Our dyes are very comparable with all the other pysanka dye companies so jump in, grab some dyes and have fun!! 

Each colour has a meaning too. To help you choose your colours, see the chart of different pysanky and colour information below. 

Visit our Eggshell Dye Collection Page to pick your dyes now.

The Symbolism of Colour

The Symbolism of Colour

Traditional Ukrainian eggs (also known as pysanky) were dyed in many colours, and each colour had a meaning.

White: purity, light, birth
Yellow: sun, stars, moon, harvest, warmth, youth, happiness
Orange: endurance, strength, ambition
Red: happiness, hope, passion, sun
Blue: sky, air, good health
Green: spring, hope, freshness, renewal
Brown: mother earth
Black: darkest time before dawn, eternity, respect for the dead

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Secret Messages

Secret Messages

Traditional Ukrainian eggs (also known as pysanky) were decorated with symbols that carried meaning and good wishes.  

Horse: wealth and prosperity
Flowers: wisdom, beauty, and elegance
Bird: coming of spring and fertility
Oak Leaf/Acorn: strength and persistence
Spirals: defence and protection
Pine Bough: strength, growth, and eternal life
Crosses: Christ and the four corners of the world
Roses: love and caring
Deer: masculinity, victory, and leadership

See more meanings of symbols and colours here in our activity pages

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