These are real chicken eggs that I have blown out and washed. Once washed, they are left to dry for several weeks. The drying time varies on the humidity in the air, size of egg and thickness of shell. Once completely dry, I carefully cover them in washi (traditional Japanese hand crafted paper) and let to dry for at least 24 hours. Then, using a special tool, I smooth out the surface. I then apply a coat of lacquer, let dry and then smooth out the surface again. I repeat these steps two more times so that in the end each egg has three coats of lacquer. Eggs that are embellished / decorated are given their third coat after they have been decorated so that the embellishments are sealed to the surface. The whole process takes 2 to 4weeks for each egg. Because these are hand made, they are one of a kind.....no two are ever the same, even when using the same exact washi paper and the same type embellishments.
Below is a selection of washi eggs that I offer for sale.
Now and then, I will add new eggs.
$7.00 each (stand is not included)
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