Decorated Hungarian Easter eggs.
Eggs represent the season (spring) and the new life of the plants that wake up after the winter sleep. Eggs are painted with vibrant colors generally depicting the rising sun and the northern light. Eggs are hard-boiled eggs colored with bright red to indicate the blood of Jesus that was spilled.
Hungary uses different techniques to decorate their eggs, but the most popular is wax resist-dyeing. Hungarians paint intricate patterns on eggs with hot wax, creating beautiful quilt-like patterns in the dye.
There is a fun batik method to decorate easter eggs. Very easy to make, apply lovely leaves to the eggs tightly, immerse the egg in dye, and when you remove the leaves, they will leave behind a clear area where the dye did not color the egg.
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