Photo Gallery: Wax-Pen (“Ukrainian”) Technique

Ukrainian eggs (pysanky) are the most famous of those decorated with a wax pen (kistka), but the same technique is used in a wide swath of central Europe, including the Czech Republic and the northern Balkans.

All these eggs were made by Jodi Smith.

basket of Ukrainian style eggs
4 hanging eggs Ukrainian style
Simple color schemes can be dramatic.
red & green Ukrainian style eggs
The eggs in this photo are dyed with natural dyes,
including madder, onion skin, walnut husks, and red cabbage.