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  • Gregory J Kopchak
    Marko: You can see what I have written up so far at http://www.iarelative.com/xmas/embossed_eggs.htm Would appreciate anythning you can add. The eggs are
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 30, 2003
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      Marko:

      You can see what I have written up so far at
      http://www.iarelative.com/xmas/embossed_eggs.htm

      Would appreciate anythning you can add.

      The eggs are really nice.

      Thanks

      Greg Kopchak


      -----Original Message-----
      From: slocrobear [mailto:CAHEK@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 1:01 PM
      To: Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Question on Slovak Egg Art


      Hi Greg

      You'll find this form of "DROP PULL" egg decorating all over Eastern,
      Central and Southern Europe.

      The wax-relief method seems to have come about once Crayolas began to
      make their way into Slovakia.

      I have seen some drop-pull eggs down with "burned" wax, wax that's
      been heated to a high enough temperature to turn the wax dark in
      color.

      Those red, black, yellow and white eggs that you can buy at the
      airport in Prague are really Slovak in origin. They came from the
      Slovaks who went to the Prague area to work and took their folkart
      with them.

      Let me check in my SLOVENSKE KRASLICE book by Adam Pranda and see he
      and his wife have to say on the subject.

      Hope this helps...

      marko

      ps

      You'll also find eggs with magic marker and "hi-liter" on them as
      well as acryillic paint and oil paint. You find more and more
      acryllic today rather than oil as they are less expensive and easier
      to work with.

      m

      --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Gregory J Kopchak" <greg@i...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I am doing a write-up on the Slovak Style embossed wax eggs.
      >
      > Can anyone add to what I know?
      >
      > The embossed wax egg decorating style originated in Northeastern
      > Slovakia and Southwestern Poland.
      >
      > After World War II as the villagers of this area moved to the more
      > industrialized areas of what is todat western Slovakia and the Czech
      > Republic, they took their egg art style with them.
      >
      > The embossed wax method is today one of the more popular methods for
      > decorating eggs in western Slovakia and the Czech republic.
      >
      > The designs are drawn on eggs, which can be natural color or dyed,
      using
      > a kiska or metal pin and colored wax.
      >
      > The eggs are also sometimes painted with oils or acrylic paints
      with the
      > embossed wax reserved for trim.
      >
      > Thanks
      >
      > Greg Kopchak
      > It's All Relative



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