'I find it very zen': The delicate art of pysanky, an enduring Ukrainian Easter tradition

April 28, 2019 / CBC Radio /

When Luba Petrusha was a young girl, she remembers being fascinated by a collection of colourful and intricately decorated eggs in her mother's china cabinet.

"You could look, but not touch," she recalled.

The eggs were called pysanky — from the Ukrainian verb pysanty, meaning "to write" — a form of traditional Ukrainian folk art that dates back thousands of years.

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