Easter Eggs (Romania)

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    DSC02615 Hand-painted eggs decorated for the Romanian Orthodox Easter.
    Provenance - Bucovina, Northern Moldavia (Radauti).
    Four of the more intricate eggs are painted on real eggshells of which the egg yolke and egg white were previously extracted with the help of a straw or a syringe. Three other eggs are decorated withg coloured glass beeds glued to the shell and one other ( with prevalent greens) is painted on wood.
    This technique is typical of the eastern Carpathians of Bucovina and Southern Poland, to a lesser extent, as they have a majority of Roman Catholics, rather than Orthodox christians..
    The eggs are held in a Transylvanian ceramic soup plate.

    NOTE: this style of Easter eggs decoration is typical of the Eastern Carpathians province of Bucovina in Northern Romania.
    You will find that, like in most of Old Europe, wars were waged, land was grabbed by invaders and borders changed according to the whim of the victors and in defyance of the local population and its identity.
    This is how, the Northern half of Romanian-speaking Bucovina is, since the WWII, in Ukraine - hence the term of "Ukrainian eggs" ascribed to the same style of painted eggs. Before WWI this province was part of the Habsburg Empire and 200 years earlier it was part of the Principality of Moldavia (present-day Romania).
    The painted eggs are very much in the tradition of christian Orthodox believers that is of Romanians, Ruthenians (Hutzuls) and Ukrainians.

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    1. Čajka 62 months ago | reply

      Orthodox Easter
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    2. londonconstant 61 months ago | reply

      SilviaFF, thanks fo rthe fave!

    3. londonconstant 61 months ago | reply

      daniel_luso thanks for your comment - I must visit your photo stream ;0)

    4. ™ goraiapick ™ - busy - 61 months ago | reply

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    5. londonconstant 61 months ago | reply

      ☼ goraiapick ☼ thank you for your fave and for the award!

    6. londonconstant 61 months ago | reply

      Lores Gallery thanks for the fave

    7. MISS CHANCE 61 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous!

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    8. londonconstant 61 months ago | reply

      helen, Thank you for the fave.

    9. Foto Ciumpy 1923 52 months ago | reply

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    10. Panoramas 49 months ago | reply

      Joyeuses Pâques !

    11. Iuli` 46 months ago | reply

      Hei,where you in Romania?

    12. londonconstant 46 months ago | reply

      yes - how did you guess/

    13. Iuli` 46 months ago | reply

      Well,I`m from Romania and I`m glad that you liked our Easter eggs.
      :*

    14. londonconstant 46 months ago | reply

      innocent that makes TWO of us ;0)

    15. Iuli` 46 months ago | reply

      When were you in Romania?
      :D

    16. londonconstant 46 months ago | reply

      well, in thoughts, on a daily basis (and in deeds too).

    17. jerryzkidz1 36 months ago | reply

      great colors, nice subject

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