My friend Jan recently took a trip to Eastern Europe...and this is what she brought back. It is a beautiful hand-painted egg with a distinctive design. The red is much richer than I show it. I did the painting with marking pens and used a yellow watercolor background. That yellow keeps showing up. It always looks kind of sunny to me. The little sprig of flowers on the front is repeated on the back. Jan collects eggs and so I know this is a very good one....it certainly is pretty. I think it came from Prague!!! I looked up information on line and found these eggs really are used as Easter decorations and are called kraslice. This one came a long way to Portland, Oregon.