Museum of painted eggs in Ciechanowiec
This is the first such museum in Poland and the second in Europe (after Kolomyya in
Ukraine). Located in a nineteenth-century hunting manor belonging to the Museum of
Agriculture in Ciechanowiec. Collection form full eggs and shell of a blown eggs, of
chicken, ostrich and humming-birds, wood and stone - from agate, jasper, limestone ...
More than one and a half thousand eggs from all continents except Antarctica.
They are scratching painted eggs, painted, quot;writtenquot; wax, etching, and in collage
technique, batik, sticked with glossy paper, rushes, crewel, fabric, sequins, and even
flour, rice, kasha or litle coral beads.
The exibits, collected for 35 years, gave Professor Irena Stasiewicz-Jasiukowa from the
National Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, an authority in this field.
It come from all regions of Poland and Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Czech Republic, China,
Japan, Kenya, Brazil, Palestine, Greece, Cuba and many other countries in the world.
Kolomyya is known for its tradition
of decorating eggs. Municipal
Museum of painted eggs is one of
the tourist attractions of south-
western Ukraine. The local exposure
collected 6 thousand eggs.
The appearance of the Museum of
painted eggs were designed based
on the traditional model in which
Ukrainians decorate eggs for Easter.
Implementation of high-elevation
require diligence to obtain the figure
painted eggs. Overlapping plasters
remind Artistic Crafts. An additional
difficulty was the construction of 12-
meters of the building, without a
roof, but with a small dome. It was
necessary to build special
scaffolding. Although the work lasted
only 40 days.
Dyed and painted eggs
The symbol of life characteristic especially for the Easter are eggs – dyed and
painted eggs have rarely encountered. The main feature that differs is the way Easter
egg decorating - Dyed egg it is an egg colored on one color, plain without patterns,
instead eggs decorated waxen pattern and immersed in the coloring agent thay are
Traditionally painted eggs appear on every holiday table. They usually even a few
dozen units. Due to the fact that were the symbol of life, can be found in tombs from
the pre-christian times and today still consists of them on the graves at the
The oldest drawings painted eggs decorated with the sun, moon, stars, rain and fir
twigs. Ornamental motifs used today: hares, sheeps, bells, flowers and sculpture of
the Risen Christ appeared only in the twentieth century. Many contemporary artists
create miniature works of art on such a fragile material, which is crust of egg. Eggs
are covered by subtly image and apply a variety not known before, ornamental