This beautiful piece belongs on your tree or is perfect for that person who collects unique ornaments. The design of this pysanka was meticulously hand-drawn on a real chicken egg using traditional Ukrainian methods and no rulers or stencils were used at all. The designs are written on the egg with melted beeswax. The wax is applied with a kistka, a took with a small funnel, which when heated, allows the melted wax to flow out in a line. After the pattern has been applied, the egg is submerged in a dye bath. The wax blocks out lines and areas on the egg which will not be dyed. Once dyed, the wax is melted off and the design is revealed!