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 Dyngusa.
Painting Easter eggs comes from old Slavic beliefs, where the egg was a symbol of vitality and new life. It mediated between the human world and gods and spirits. In the cultural aspect of decorating Easter eggs, it is worth emphasizing that they feature stylized plant motifs: twigs, trees, flowers, animals. They all evoke meanings – trees of life, they also indicate the role of eggs in symbolic restoration of life after the winter phase of sleep.
The shell is made of an ostrich egg. Decorated by hand in the Opole pattern, which has been entered on the national list of intangible cultural heritage. The pattern is characterized by floral and plant ornaments, and its history is associated with the creation of the Easter, Opole kroszonki. Flowers in the heart are painted on one side and a bouquet of flowers on the other.
The height of the shell ~ 16 cm
– Easter egg: egg shell from a hen’s egg
– box: decorative cardboard printed in the colors of Bombkarnia
Each of the elements was produced in Poland.
An egg is a unique handicraft, no two Easter eggs are the same, because it is human work. For each order, an Easter egg will be sent in the most similar color and design.