Photos of 379 beautifully decorated Easter eggs have been sent from nine countries for the National Easter Egg Project 2021. Éva Mosonyi, a folk craftsman who decorates eggs, started the initiative in collaboration with Zsolnay Heritage Management. Participants could send in photos of Easter eggs that they made themselves holding their artwork in their palms.
The organizers received photos from 9 countries (Austria, Germany, Romania, Sweden, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Hungary) of a total of 379 decorated eggs. Among the creators there were girls, women, men, children. The youngest participant was 3.5 years old and the oldest was 91. School classes, municipal communities, masters and students applied. Some of them have been decorating eggs for many years, and some have had painted their first one. Most of them, 225, have been decorated using traditional wax-dyeing techniques, or scratching, while 154 used a different, freely chosen method of decoration.
During the pandemic period, we aimed to motivate people, families and communities who had to stay at home, to decorate their own Easter eggs this year as well. The goal was to help them find the joy of creation and social togetherness in crafts and to prepare in spirit for the Easter holiday. If they wanted their artpiece to be featured in the project, all they had to do was to take the finished egg in their hand and take a photo to indicate the creative power of the hand, said Éva Mosonyi. Photos of the artistically decorated eggs are displayed until 16 April in the Pirogránit courtyard of the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, in the windows of the E78 building.