Pysanky cousins: Sorbian eggs
The centuries-old Sorbian egg-decorating tradition is a wax-resist process similar to Ukrainian pysanky. Sorbian egg decoration features application of wax using the drop pull method with glass-head pins as well as with unique handcrafted tools made from natural chicken or goose feathers cut in simple geometric shapes. Sorbians (also known as Wendish or Lusatians) are an ethnic minority descended from Slavs who settled in today's eastern Germany and western Poland in the 7th century AD.
Kerstin Hanusch presents her traditionally decorated eggs at her booth at the 16th Sorbian Easter egg market in Schleife, eastern Germany. Easter is a particularly important time of year for Sorbs, a Slavic minority in eastern Germany
Hand-painted Easter eggs with the help of feathers and wax. Created by a tiny Slavic minority in Germany that is keeping the long and intricate tradition alive.
Melanie Baier from the village Obergurig wearing a traditional Lusatian sorbian folk dress, createss an Easter egg in traditional Sorbian motifs at the annual Easter egg market on March 24, 2012 in Schleife, near Hoyerswerda, Germany.