Veleposlaništvo RS Washington /Novice /
12.04.2018  

Easter Eggs from Bela krajina / Belokranjske pisanice

The people from Bela krajina would start preparing for Easter during winter time. For the intricate work of traditional painting of the eggs, they needed beeswax, a sharp tool, a candle, red and black coloring and a lot of patience. The eggs were mainly decorated by women, who gave the special Easter Egg to the men they liked. Later they gave the eggs to their godfathers and friends and this tradition continues to date.

The exhibit of the history of Easter Eggs from Bela krajina was made by the Museum of Bela krajina in Metlika.

The exhibition will open on April 19, 2018 at 7pm at the Slovenian Museum and Archives, St. Clair's in Cleveland and will be open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibit was made possible with the cooperation of:
- Museum of Bela krajina, Metlika, Slovenia
- Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington DC
- Consulate General of Republic of Slovenia in Cleveland
- Center for Slovenian Studies, and Slovenian Museum and Archives, Cleveland
- Bela krajina Club, Cleveland