Girl in mermaid trumpet dressesI am very excited to be able to offer a lovely easter egg painting kit, available now at the Folkology Shop. This kit is handmade by a folk artisan family in Budapest, Hungary and it offers a fun hands-on crafty experience in Hungarian traditions. (If embroidery is too ambitious for you, try this kit to get aquainted with the unique decorative heritage of Hungary.)

The kit includes a handmade wax pen that is used to draw motifs on the eggs with beeswax. The eggs are then immersed in dye, and the waxed areas remain undyed, just like with batik fabric. Read more about Hungarian easter egg decoration and see our Easter collection.

Photo: Hungarian Museum of Ethnography