Prize-winning pysanky artist Patty Wiszuk-De Angelo took pysanky a step further when she utilized an emu egg in this traditional Ukrainian design.
The rushnyky is the traditional embroidered table runner placed on the Ukrainian Easter table. The willow branches behind the rushnyky are the adornments used during the Easter holiday and are akin to the palms of some Christian households. Since the willow is one of the first plants to bloom in spring they are symbolic of re-birth.
As colors are symbolic on pysanky, the artist chose the green Emu egg because green signifies hope and birth. The white is symbolic of virtue.
The broad band circling the emu egg represents eternal life. Symbols used in the band and elsewhere on the egg include:
Add the intricately etched Easter Rushnyky pysanky emu egg to your collection for $250.00. Visit the Pysanky Showcase to order or view more wonderful pysanky eggs by Patty Wiszuk-De Angelo.