Romanian Painted Egg

Our Romanian friend, Errol sent this cool hand painted, hollowed-out egg to us last week. It reminded me of the wealth and ubiquity of craft in the country when we visited last year.  The intricate patterns on the eggs are a hybrid of the Slavic, Ottoman and Gypsy cultures and were actually secret languages known only to residents of the regions where they were painted. Pencil for scale, just so you know its not and Ostrich Egg! L1100212 L1100210 L1100211