Decorated Easter eggs
The tradition of decorating eggs at Easter time is still very much alive in Slovakia. It is derived from ancient customs where the egg was a symbol of renewing life, spring, the sun, love and eternity. The decorative function of Easter eggs is currently in focus. Several types of decorated Easter eggs are known in Slovakia and ÚĽUV works with the very best Easter egg painters whose work displays traditional decorating techniques: batik, wax decoration, scratching and encasing with wire. They preserve the large variety of traditional ornaments. Easter eggs are one of the most vividly colourful products from current folk art production.