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Gyimes

Gyimes

Each motif had its own meaning.

Háromszék

Háromszék

The unique characteristics is that the painter very often colours well outside the lines.

Árapatak

Árapatak

Here Hungarian women have been painting eggs since the dawn of time.

Hétfalu

Hétfalu

Sometimes Easter eggs were used for fortune telling.

Hunyad county

Hunyad county

The first written source on Easter eggs originates from a nobleman’s accounts from the years 1740–59.

Nagy-Küküllő county

Nagy-Küküllő county

Possible to find eggs with red motif over a black background which is very rare.

Prekmurje

Prekmurje

Patterns with a stem and red berries are often used but the star is common also in this region.

Zengővárkony

Zengővárkony

Although the flowers are vertically aligned, they do not stem from the bottom of the egg.

Ormánság

Ormánság

The majority of the patterns are clearly from before the Christian era.

Drávamellék

Drávamellék

Two main motifs are the rooster comb and the tulip.

Somogy

Somogy

Eggs are easily recognizable from their brownish colour given by the onion skin.

Sárköz

Sárköz

The flowers, mostly tulips, sprouting from the mouths and tails of the animals.

Felső-Torontál county

Felső-Torontál county

All patterns are built from two components: drop and sickle shape.

Felvidék

Felvidék

Another wax painting design technique is common here.

Hont county

Hont county

The queens of the Easter eggs can be found here.

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