Ancient people believed that an egg was a small copy of the world: a life-giving sun inside, preserved by a few shells from any damage and negative powers. This is how Ukrainian hand painted eggs appeared. They are called pysanka eggs, from the word “pysaty” that means “to write, to paint” from Ukrainian. Later the decorated real eggs were associated with Holy Trinity. Egg yolk, white and shell is the impersonation of three hypostasis of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The ethnic tradition to paint eggs for honouring nature powers were turned to religious tradition of painting eggs as symbols of Eastern. Pysanka egg souvenirs are dried shells of goose eggs with painted ornaments made of natural inks by wax-resist method. At first an ornament is pained with wax by a tiny metal pen, and than the egg is put into cold ink, starting from the lightest one. Then the wax is wiped off, and the procedure starts all over again until all ornaments of all colours are finished. While earlier such pysanky eggs were painted by family mates and given from one home to another, now this is an artistic handicraft. Now everyone can buy such a unique present. Here you will find a big gallery of pysanky eggs for sale.