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Ukrainian tradition of Pysanka to be taught at Amsterdam library workshop

Anastasia Kostyk of Amsterdam, right, decorates an egg with beeswax Wednesday at the Amsterdam Public Library during a demonstration for an upcoming workshop with Olya Szyjka.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Anastasia Kostyk of Amsterdam, right, decorates an egg with beeswax Wednesday at the Amsterdam Public Library during a demonstration for an upcoming workshop with Olya Szyjka.
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Anastasia Kostyk warmed the end of a tiny tool filled with beeswax before gently drawing lines around an egg. The 24-year-old Ukrainian-American was demonstrating the centuries-old artform handed down by generations of Ukrainians who cherished their decorated eggs that symbolized life, springtime and, in later days, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Local Ukrainian-Americans are inviting guests to learn Pysanka, the ancient art of decorating eggs, during a workshop planned for March 2. The Amsterdam Free ...


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