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Pysanky

A Workshop, free

26 Mar 2010

Join Irene Hazan to take part in the Ukranian art of decorating eggs. Pysanky dates back to ancient times when the sun-god was worshipped. Eggs were magical objects that were part of spring rituals. They were later incorporated into Christianity. Some legends say that the fate of the world depends upon the Pysanky – as long as eggs are decorated the world will exist. Banished by the Soviet regime, there has been a renewed interest in the old art since Ukranian independence in 1991.

(NB Because hot wax is used in this process, it is not suitable for those under 16.)

The Studio, 10am - 6pm

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