A painted wooden egg. It has the Provislavic Temple painted on it. Sorry it isn't a good picture.
A wooden egg with beads. It has a picture of Christ(they call the picture an icon).
They use these cloths to cover their baskets. In the basket is bread like cake(Easter tradition) and eggs and (as President Fry calls it) "Spirits"(alcohol). They take these to their church and the Priest blesses it with holy water. The writing is "Kristos Vos-kres" which means "Christ is Risen". People say that here and you reply with "V-eestin-new Vos-kres" which means " Truly Risen."
These are painted wooden eggs I found in the Reenok(out door shopping kind of like a swap meet). They are so beautiful!
More wooden eggs up close.
These are really eggs(middle goo blown out) and painted a special way. They use bees wax and a small tool. They put a design on using the wax then dip it in dye then more design with wax and dip it again with another color. Any way it takes hours to make. You don't find these eggs any more. I was very lucky to have Sister Browning and Sister Burr looking for some. They gave me these eggs!
Here are more of the real eggs. They are very delicate and the designs are very intricate!