- スラブ族の（後出 Sorbian はソルブ人の、写真説明の Sorb はソルブ人）
- pass down
- fine knife
Easter egg painting tradition alive in Germany
ELSTERHEIDE, Germany (AP) -- A Slavic minority in eastern Germany is keeping alive a long, intricate tradition of hand-painted Easter eggs that's been passed down by Sorbian families for generations.
At an Easter egg market in Elsterheide near the Saxon town of Hoyerswerda, around two dozen egg painters displayed their trade on April 14.
Werner Zaroba said he learned the craft from his grandparents. "We would paint the eggs to give them to our godparents as an Easter present."
Decades later, the elderly man sticks to the tradition. He dips the eggs into a color bath, then he scratches delicate patterns on the surface of the eggshell using fine knives.
Zaroba says it takes him up to seven hours to decorate just one egg.