A basket of pysanky at Strawberry Hill Museum in Kansas City, Kan., illustrates the many symbols and designs created for the Eastern European tradition that dates to pre-Christian times. The egg held powerful meaning, as the yolk was the nucleus of life while the symbols on the shell protected against evil and served as charms.
A basket of pysanky at Strawberry Hill Museum in Kansas City, Kan., illustrates the many symbols and designs created for the Eastern European tradition that dates to pre-Christian times. The egg held powerful meaning, as the yolk was the nucleus of life while the symbols on the shell protected against evil and served as charms. SUSAN PFANNMULLER Special to the Star
A basket of pysanky at Strawberry Hill Museum in Kansas City, Kan., illustrates the many symbols and designs created for the Eastern European tradition that dates to pre-Christian times. The egg held powerful meaning, as the yolk was the nucleus of life while the symbols on the shell protected against evil and served as charms. SUSAN PFANNMULLER Special to the Star

Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian: I made a pysanka, and I am amazed

March 28, 2015 7:00 AM