Podravina Easter egg
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Croatian artists paint giant Easter eggs for Germany

The Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg to receive two huge eggs, each hand-painted over the course of several days

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Easter is a time of great tradition in Croatia, and nowhere more so than in Podravina, the area around Koprivnica near the Hungarian border. There, four masters of naïve art have long been painting huge eggs, to be sent around the world.

The art project Pisanice od srca, ‘Writings from the Heart’, has been a part of the holiday season for the last 15 years.

This year, two of their creations will be heading to the Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, where they will be put on display for business clients and visitors to the museum.

Each Easter egg bears the motif of the city it goes to, woven into the layers of colours and shapes created by each painter.

“We need three to four days for the Easter egg to be finished, painted and dried,” explains one of the quartet, Zlatko Štrfiček.

The other eggs he and his team have created will centrepiece the main square in Koprivnica, Zrinski trg, until April 8. Paula Bosančić

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