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EASTER EGG. MEZEN.

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$22.50

EASTER EGG. MEZEN.

THIS GORGEOUS WOODEN EASTER EGG IS HAND PAINTED IN TRADITIONAL MEZEN PATTERN USING ONLY TWO COLORS: BLACK AND RED.

THE ORIGINS OF THE SYMBOLS IN MEZEN PAINTINGS LIE IN THE MYTHOLOGICAL WORLDVIEW OF THE ANCIENT NORTHERN SLAVS. EVERY DETAIL IN MEZEN ORNAMENT IS DEEPLY SYMBOLIC AND IS PUT JUST IN THE RIGHT PLACE TO BE ABLE TO TELL US A STORY OF THE FOREST, THE WIND, THE EARTH AND THE SKY, AND OF THE THREE REALMS: THE LOWER (UNDERGROUND), MIDDLE (ABOVE-GROUND) AND UPPER (HEAVENLY) .

THE LOWER AND MIDDLE LAYERS ARE FILLED WITH DEERS AND HORSES, AND THE UPPER LAYER WITH BIRDS. RED HORSES PERSONIFY THE SUNRIZE, WHEREAS GEESE, SWANS AND DUCKS STAND FOR THE COURSE OF NATURE. THEY TAKE THE SUN TO THE UNDERWATER REALM AND KEEP IT THERE TILL DAWN. THEY ALSO SYMBOLIZE THE SOULS OF DEPARTED RELATIVES FLYING CLOSE TO THE LIVING AND COMING TO HELP IN DIFFICULT TIMES.

PAINTINGS ARE OFTEN REGARDED AS AMULETS WHERE SYMBOLS ARE GIVEN PROTECTIVE POWERS CONNECTED WITH THE GOOD CREATIVE FORCES OF THE UNIVERSE. FOR EXAMPLE, THE SPIRALS THAT YOU CAN SEE UNDER THE HORSE SYMBOLIZE WATER (THE EMBODIMENT OF A PURIFYING ELEMENT), RED LINES AND DOTS UNDER THE HORSE ARE SOIL AND SEEDS READY TO PROVIDE US WITH HARVEST, STAND FOR ABUNDANCE AND FERTILITY. THE HORSE IS ALWAYS DEPICTED IN A WAY THAT SHOWS CONSTANT MOVEMENT, THE WHIRLWIND OF THE WORLD.

CREATED BY SVETLANA, AN OBJECT DESIGNER, THESE COLORFUL EASTER EGGS WILL BRING YOU GOOD LUCK, PROSPERITY, AND, HOPEFULLY, MORE APPRECIATION FOR THE WONDROUS WORLD OF THE ANCIENT TRADITIONS.

COLOR: BLACK AND RED
SIZE: LARGE EGG
MADE WITH: WOOD