Romanian Decorated Eggs

11th July 2017 - 28th September 2017 at Bruton Museum
Romanian Decorated Eggs

The Horniman Roamian Eggs Collection has been kindly loaned to us by the Horniman Museum of London. This display of Romanian eggs consists of 62 traditionally painted, waxed and dyed eggs. Easter is the most important religious celebration in Romania, and decorated eggs play an important part in the festival. Traditionally they were made using vegetable dyes, although nowadays the dyes are artificial. The patterns have become increasingly intricate over the years. Eggs are used mostly for decoration, but also for a game called ‘knocking’. Although the eggs are traditionally made for Easter, they can be used to illustrate Romanian art in general and link to other traditions of egg painting or decorating in Europe.

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11th July 2017 - 28th September 2017, 11:00am to 1:00am


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