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Decorated Easter Eggs

Easter eggs - history

The oldest Easter eggs are known from cemeteries in Central Asia. The eggs were originally laid raw - as a symbol of life and rebirth. Later, people began to revive the egg with colours - as a sign of awakening. White was once the colour of sorrow, reserved for the dead. Most often, the egg was decorated in red - as a symbol of fire, blood and youth.

Over time, various ornaments were added to the red painted eggs to enhance their strength.

In the 12th century, the church adapted the symbol of the spring revival. She ordered the consecration of Easter eggs.

In Christianity, Easter eggs symbolise the empty tomb of Jesus Christ. This symbolism was brought to Europe by the first Christians from Mesopotamia, Egypt and Russia.

The name Easter egg - in Slovakia kraslica -most likely related to the Russian "krasnyj", which means red.

Interesting techniques for decorating Easter eggs

colouring the eggs in a decoction of onion peels or tree bark. Applying wax to the egg shell is the basis of batik. The wax is applied to the egg with a quill pen or a metal tube.

The colour of the egg was removed using cabbage or acid, a quill pen or a glass pen.

Sanding is also an interesting technique. Bulrush is a swamp plant that has a flesh, a foamy mass inside the stems.

Straw wrapping is also an old technique. However, the straw must be boiled, cut, scraped inside with scissors, ironed,

A more modern technique is madeira- drilled holes in the eggThe technician for making Easter eggs is much more

You can use, hen eggs, duck or goose eggs, ostrich eggs ...

How I work:

  1. I have to blow the eggs. I make two holes opposite each other and blow with the whole family until the whole content ends up in the cup.

  2. I carefully wash the exudates, let them dry and set them aside.

  3. It’s time to drilling holes.

  4. Soak the bulbs in bleach and then wash well under running water and let them dry.

  5. I use a pin to apply wax to the egg, some of which I paint with acrylic paints or glass paints.

Each decorated egg is original. Egg decorating is primarily about patience, the egg is a fragile material. The complete production of one perforated hatching egg takes about 50 minutes

I hope you like my work, if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask me.

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