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Easter egg painting tradition alive in Germany

Updated : 2019-04-18 10:53:48

A tiny Slavic minority in Germany is keeping alive a long and intricate tradition of hand-painting Easter eggs with the help of knives, feathers and wax.

Easter eggs present at a traditional Easter Market of Germany's Sorb minority in the village Neuwiese, near the city of Hoyerswerda in East Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Easter eggs present at a traditional Easter Market of Germany's Sorb minority in the village Neuwiese, near the city of Hoyerswerda in East Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Children are dressed in traditional Sorb clothes perform at an Easter Market of Germany's Sorb minority in the village Neuwiese, near the city of Hoyerswerda. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Children are dressed in traditional Sorb clothes perform at an Easter Market of Germany's Sorb minority in the village Neuwiese, near the city of Hoyerswerda. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A tiny Slavic minority in Germany is keeping alive a long and intricate tradition of hand-painting Easter eggs with the help of knives, feathers and wax. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A tiny Slavic minority in Germany is keeping alive a long and intricate tradition of hand-painting Easter eggs with the help of knives, feathers and wax. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A girl pauses as she decorates Easter eggs at a traditional Easter Market of Germany's Sorb minority. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A girl pauses as she decorates Easter eggs at a traditional Easter Market of Germany's Sorb minority. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Werner Zaroba presents an Easter egg to the photographer at a traditional Easter Market of Germany's Sorb minority in the village Neuwiese, near the city of Hoyerswerda in East Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
Werner Zaroba presents an Easter egg to the photographer at a traditional Easter Market of Germany's Sorb minority in the village Neuwiese, near the city of Hoyerswerda in East Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A woman decorates an Easter egg with wax at a traditional Easter Market. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A woman decorates an Easter egg with wax at a traditional Easter Market. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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