Easter in Poland is a church holiday celebrating the Paschal mystery. For others, it is also a springtime relaxation. The holiday is full of traditions and folk customs, which, depending on the region, have their color and patterned counterparts. We decorate houses using symbols, we cultivate old customs. The most popular ones are: making palm trees, painting Easter eggs, preparing an Easter basket, or pouring water in Śmigus Dyngus. Painting Easter eggs comes from old Slavic beliefs, where the egg was a symbol of vitality and new life. The brown color is obtained from the decoction of: onion husks or alder cones. Each color of the Easter egg had its own meaning. The brown-colored Easter eggs were given to fiancées and young spouses. A brown Easter egg from Opoczno presenting one of the oldest forms of goose egg ornamentation, the batik technique. Easter egg decorated with a traditional, folk technique, which consists in painting patterns with beeswax, and then, after dyeing the egg, wiping the wax with a cloth, thanks to which fancy, hand-painted patterns remain on the colored surface. The invaluable advantage of these Easter eggs is the fact that thanks to the technique of production, which cultivates a long, folk tradition, each egg is decorated with an entirely unique pattern.
Easter egg made of goose eggshell.
The height of the shell ~ 9 cm
Material: – Easter egg: goose egg shell – box: decorative cardboard printed in the colors of Bombkarnia
Each of the elements was produced in Poland.