Emu Egg Art - Kalti Paarti

Cravered Emu Egg

Emu egg carving became popular in the late 19th century when artists noticed the multiple layers of the emu's shell.

First, the egg is pierced at both ends and the yolk blown out. Pictures are then etched on the surface by scraping and carving away the outer layers of shell. The depth of the carving will not only create a three-dimensional effect but also influence the colours displayed. Shades of blue, blue-green, brown and grey will be exposed depending at what depth the shell is carved.

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