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In Photos: The Intricate Art of Easter Egg Painting

Picture of Maria Angelova
Updated: 4 April 2017

There’s an expression in Bulgarian meaning “to be beautiful like a painted Easter egg” (kato pisano yaytse). No surprise as in most Eastern European countries the Easter egg painting tradition has deep roots and has turned into art. Not only ordinary people paint eggs for Easter but there are artists who spend days decorating a single egg with such detailed ornaments it’s hard to believe it was created by a human hand.