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In Photos: The Intricate Art of Easter Egg Painting

Painted Easter eggs | © Qypchak/WikiCommons
Painted Easter eggs | © Qypchak/WikiCommons
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.

The decorated egg is called pisano yaytse in Bulgarian, pisanka in Belarusian and Polish, pisanica in Serbian, Croatian and Slovene and kraslica in Slovak, this is a widely spread tradition. To appreciate the egg painting art in Eastern Europe, take a look of Culture Trip’s choice of some of the most beautifully crafted Eastern European Easter eggs.

Painted Easter eggs with wax © Karakal/WikiCommons
Embroidered Easter eggs Qypchak© /WikiCommons
Polish pisanka ©Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland/Flickr
A modern approach from Greece © Jim Kandias/Flickr
Easter eggs in Greece © Reinhard Kirchner/WikiCommons
The painting process © Colby Stopa/Flickr
Hand-decorated Easter egg © Pixabay
Decorating Easter eggs © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland/Flickr
Slovenian leaf-decorated egg Slo-Silvija/WikiCommons
Pisanka from Poland © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland/Flickr
Ukrainian decorated Easter egg © Nancy Sims/Flickr
Traditionally onions is used as a natural paint for Easter eggs © Pixabay
Traditional leaf painting from Latvia © Dainis Matisons/Flickr
Decorated Easter egg © Nancy Sims/Flickr
Pysanka from Ukraine © Pixabay
Romanian Easter eggs © TwoWings/WikiCommons
Serbian Easter eggs © LeCornichon/WikiCommons
Pisanka from Poland © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland/Flickr
Pisanka from Poland © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland/Flickr
Pisanka from Poland © Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland/Flickr