On the European Road 85, in the heart of Bukovina we are waiting for you to discover the most numerous and varied collection of eggs from Romania and one of the most important ones in Europe. Not far away from the blessed monasteries of Voronet, Moldovita and Sucevita, quite close to the sky-slope “The Hawk” from Gura Humorului ,and to the salt mine from Cacica and the health resort from Vatra Dornei, the museum has proven to be a turning point for discovering the traditions of this area as well as the skillful art of decorating the Easter eggs already famous around the world!
Inside the workshop you can also work together with Letitia Orsivschi, the teacher who will reveal you the significance of the symbols from Bukovina.
The Egg Museum from Vama is an original museum having over 7,000 eggs from all over the world , using different techniques and different supports: egg-shell, wood, ceramics, porcelain, stone, glass-the international artist Letitia Orsivschi collected them all at the exhibitions she participated to in the last 14 years. Inside the 22 glass-cases there are “Eggs from around the world” and “Eggs from Bukovina”.
There are rare eggs (emu, nandu, tinamu, turtle, crocodile, flamingo ) as well as small-sized eggs (partridge, sparrow, pigeon) together with pheasant, peacock, quail, duck, goose, turkey-hen, ostrich eggs.
In another glass-case there are eggs with ancient motifs and patterns from Bukovina- 50 year old eggs belonging to our family- collection.
The international collection displays perforated eggs from the Czech Republic, scraped eggs from Germany, traditional Slovenian eggs with cut- out straw or with metallic thread applied on. The egg-shaped British porcelain, the Venetian masks, the Austrian symbols are also magnificent artistic creations. The Greeks use mostly religious motifs applied on natural egg-shell or porcelain while the Russians paint icons on wood. The technique of enamel is traditional in the region of Cashmere in Pakistan, while the worshipping of the elephant is to be found on the eggs from India.
From Asia we have aquarelle on glass, porcelain and jade from China, masks from Bali meant to hunt down the evil spirits, turtles eggs from Vietnam and eggs decorated by Japanese artists.
From America we have eggs mostly from Latin America together with flamingo and emu (the famous Australian ostrich – these eggs having been decorated by Aborigines themselves).
Inside other glass-cases the eggs are arranged according to the theme : floral motifs, religious motifs, perforated eggs, interplays of white and black, eggs from polished stones or from porcelain.