National Geographic : 1938 Aug
U ANatnonal ueograpnic societyy Finlay Photograph byW. Robert Moore WHEN NEEDLES ARE USED AS BRUSHES, EASTER EGG PATTERNS MAY BE AS DELICATE ASFINE LACE Tinted wax, in old spoons fixed to wooden blocks, is melted by alcohol flames. Dipping their needles into the hot liquid, women of Ostrozska Novai Ves draw complicated patterns directly on the shells. Other villagers paint designs with colorless paraffin, then dipthe eggs indye, which stains only the untreated surfaces. Bright and elaborate folk dress, flowers painted on furniture, hand-worked tablecloths,and calcimined cottage walls typify house hold industry in rural Moravia.