Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Official State Easter Eggs


Yes, every state has one. The 2007 eggs are here.

9 comments:

Gerard said...

Texas has a nice one. Some of the other state eggs are ostentatious. Except Wyoning's; that egg must have been the winner of a children's art contest.

Brent McKee said...

The part of Canada where I live has a very strong Ukrainian heritage from the immigration wave of the 1900s, so I'm quite familiar with the techniques used to make Pysanka - Ukrainian Easter Eggs - which in style at least is what the Texas egg and some of the others follow (the Indiana and North Dakota eggs are close in style to a Pysanka, although they tend have overtly religious themes). Some of the other eggs are more in the style of the eggs that Faberge made for the Russian Imperial Family - minus the precious metals and gems of course. Ostentatious perhaps, and in some cases poorly executed, but in keeping with the tradition.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pysanka

Bill Crider said...

Thanks for the info, Brent.

Gerard said...

I was surprised to see that many of them are real egg shells. Illinois' was obvious, but I wonder how many use a real shell and how many do not.

Bill Crider said...

Kind of hard to tell.

Anonymous said...

Evidently the Wyoming guy dropped out and a student from one of the Central states did the Wyoming egg at the last minute. No one thought to ask Dick Cheney to design the Wyoming egg -- or, perhaps they did and then thought better of it.

Jerry House

Ed said...

The New York egg surpasses ostentatious and goes right for obnoxious.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for showing the Texas egg and the link to the web site. My mother-in-law did the Tennessee egg. All the eggs are required to be real chicken egg shells. This made it more difficult by working with such a small egg. The design is original and representative of each of the states.

Bill Crider said...

Thanks for that info. Tennessee has a fine egg, too.