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Not only are the symbols important on Pysanky, but color too has an important role. Below is a list of common meanings, many are common sense about how people feel about color. Also keep in mind that color has a role to define regional traditions in Ukraine. In the Hutsul Region, near Kosiv, they traditionally have a dominant Yellow, Black and Orange on their Pysanky. I can spot a Hutsul Pysanky across the room without even looking at the patterns. Trypillan designs use a lot of Earth colors, Brown, Brick, White, etc. because the Trypillian Culture was very in tune with nature. Not unlike our own Native Americans.
YELLOW Warmth, Happiness, Good things ORANGE
Autumn, a time for anticipated bountiful harvests REDS Sacrificial Blood of Christ. The Greeks have a tradition of only Red Eggs at Pascha BLUES Blue Sky and appreciation of Life, Good Health BLACK Death and Eternity GOLD Wealth, although most Ukrainians have not encountered much earthly gold, they have hearts of gold GREEN Spring Time, Hope, Rebirth, starting life anew BROWN
Simplicity and appreciation of God's gifts on Earth PINK Barbie TM
Although rarely seen on traditional Pysanky, a good base color for interesting effects and gives a nice color for brown eggs.
Many iconographers dipict the the Mother of God dressed in Royal Blue, Royalty, WHITE Purity
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