A happy Easter to all those who celebrate it, from all of us here at The Art Elephant!
This practice of painting eggs precedes the Christian tradition, as ostrich eggs engraved beautifully have been discovered in Africa and were found to be dated as far as 60,000 years old! However, the Christian custom can be traced back to Mesopotamia – they reportedly stained eggs red in memory of Christ’s blood from the crucifixion while the eggs symbolized his resurrection.
The tradition went on, as people painted various designs on chicken eggs, but the modern custom also uses plastic eggs filled with candy, or various store-bought chocolate eggs, hidden for kids to hunt for. The story often goes that the Easter Bunny hides these eggs for the kids to find on Easter morning.
In days of late, people have gotten more and more creative with their Easter egg designs. Here are just a few selected* by the TAE team!
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