Ouă “împistrite” şi “încondeiate”: The Romanian tradition of Easter egg painting

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Munich, 20.03.2015. The Romanian General Consulate hosted an exhibition and hands-on demonstration of the craft by folk artist Letitia Orsivschi – the founder of Romania’s unique “Egg Museum” (which holds 6000 decorated eggs from all over the world).

Ouă roşii în tehnica negativului, cu simboluri tradiţionale // Red eggs in the "negative" painting technique with traditional symbols

Ouă roşii în tehnica negativului, cu simboluri tradiţionale // Red eggs in the “negative” painting technique with traditional symbols // Bemalte Ostereier mit traditionellen rumänischen Motiven

Costume populare şi tradiţii precreştine de primăvară - ouăle încondeiate // Romanian folk costumes and a millennia-old spring tradition - the painted egg

Costume populare şi tradiţii precreştine de primăvară – ouăle încondeiate // Romanian folk costumes and a millennia-old spring tradition – the painted egg // Rumänische Tracht und vorchristliche Brauchtümer – die bemalten Eier

Culori tradiţionale bucovinene, toate obţinute din pigmenţi naturali adăugaţi sub formă de pulbere în ceara de albine // Traditional Bucovinian colors, all made from natural pigments added in the beeswax

Culori tradiţionale bucovinene, toate obţinute din pigmenţi naturali adăugaţi sub formă de pulbere în ceara de albine // Traditional Bucovinian colors, all made from natural pigments added in the beeswax //Typische Bukowinische Farben aus natürlichen, handgemachten Pigmenten

Paştele în Bucovina // Easter in the Bucovina

Paştele în Bucovina // Easter celebrations in the Bucovina // Osterfeier in der Bukowina

SEE HOW IT’S DONE!  // UND SO WIRD’S GEMACHT! (siehe unten)

Below, an excerpt of the actual videotaped egg-painting demonstration, with children:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=539785332831438&pnref=story

or

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=539785332831438&set=vb.100003999281754&type=2&theater&notif_t=video_processed

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