Lithuanian Easter Eggs
At our house, Easter egg making continues through the Easter season, as we resurrect our rusty old skills and the eggs we make start looking better and better.
Then, we save the best eggs, dry them out, and display them as Easter decorations in subsequent years.
See Easter Monday, 2012.
Carved Easter Egg
This year, my mom Syte and I revived a hobby from years past: making Lithuanian Easter eggs! There are several methods and many traditional designs.
Here are a few photos of an egg I made. The egg was dyed brown by boiling it with onion skins. Carving the surface with a blade exposes the white shell, which is how I made this two-colored egg.
If you’re wondering how it stands on its own, this particular egg was dyed several years ago, and the inside has dried into a small hard ball. With a bit of effort, you can settle the ball at the bottom of the egg so it balances upright.
Christ is risen, indeed He is risen. Alleluia and Happy Easter!
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Tom’s Egg, Easter 2013:
One face of the egg depicts Christ, the Lamb who was slain, but has been raised. Alleluia!
.The other face features a blooming Easter lily.
Top view of the egg, which resembles a host in a monstrance.
A simple design on the bottom of the egg.