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The women who paint Easter eggs have to do it on the Thursday before Easter.
Designs are made with an implement called a condei or chisita - a small cartridge filled with paint with a sharp point on the end. There are a myriad of motifs used on painted eggs. The most popular ones are the cross, the star, the sun, the wave, the zigzags, and stylised flowers as you can see here
Women are not supposed to do any work on the Friday. Sunday Easter morning the painted eggs are tapped together with the words "Hristos a Inviat - Adevarat a Inviat" - "Christ is Risen - He is Risen indeed."
This beautiful ritual precedes the Easter breakfast.
For fourty days people, especially in the countryside, greet each other with these words.
This old woman was saying to my son that she has learned how to do this work from her mother ...57 years ago!!!

Here I didn't use the flash,but the natural sunlight was so strong ....

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Additional Photos by Isabela Andreia Sorescu (isabela_sor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 1550 N: 8630] (47748)
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