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Ukrainian Homeland

Decorated by Betty Pisio Christenson, 1983-1990

Besides religion, ethnic heritage is an important feature of decorated eggs. The poppy and wheat designs on these eggs represent the Ukrainian homeland. The red poppy is a familiar and beloved symbol of joy and beauty for the Ukrainian people. Wheat is a staple crop of the Ukraine and symbolizes hopes for a good harvest and good health.

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Wisconsin Historical Museum object # 1996.118.319

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Wisconsin Historical Museum object # 1996.118.320

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Wisconsin Historical Museum object # 1996.118.344

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Wisconsin Historical Museum object # 1996.118.346

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Wisconsin Historical Museum object # 1996.118.347

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Wisconsin Historical Museum object # 1996.118.348

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