RE: [Slovak-World] Re: Question on Slovak Egg Art
You can see what I have written up so far at
Would appreciate anythning you can add.
The eggs are really nice.
From: slocrobear [mailto:CAHEK@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 1:01 PM
Subject: [Slovak-World] Re: Question on Slovak Egg Art
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
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
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...
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.
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, "Gregory J Kopchak" <greg@i...>
> 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,
> a kiska or metal pin and colored wax.with the
> The eggs are also sometimes painted with oils or acrylic paints
> embossed wax reserved for trim.To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> Greg Kopchak
> It's All Relative
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