“The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History held a Batik Easter Egg Workshop yesterday afternoon on the second floor of the museum. The Ukrainian tradition of decorating eggs with wax is called pysanky, and dates back to 1300 BC.
The ancient practice used traditional motifs that date back even further, to 3000 BC, and many examples were provided for the students by the class instructor, Maria Skaskiw.
Skaskiw learned the art of decorating the eggs as a child in New York. She grew up in a Ukrainian community and she said she believes she began the art after her sister began learning the technique.
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