Pisanka Decorated Easter Egg

Description
Hard boiled and painted eggs, are traditional Easter egg decorations called pisanka in Poland and Pysanka in the Ukraine. They are made to be exchanged at Easter to symbolize new life. The eggs traditionally blend geometric symbols that represent fertility, protection, and the natural world with emblems of Christianity.
ID Number
CL.379042
accession number
147510
catalog number
379042
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Division of Cultural History: Community Life Collection
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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