If Easter eggs are of pagan origin, then frankly, we owe the pagans (the real, historic ones - not the modern field hippies) a hat-tip for paving the way for such joyful exuberance and frivolous beauty as these Sorbian Easter eggs.
The Slavic charm of these designs brings to mind a happily contented and industrious peasantry, something which in the modern West seems to have gone the way of the hitching rail or the hand-written letter... at least if you can believe the television. Such a people may be largely a myth or fantasy to begin with, but then, whence these eggs? It seems a stretch to imagine they could have been conceived by either wealthy people or miserable people.
In any case, I like them so much I'm going to try and make some with my happily contented and industrious daughter this weekend.
I got this picture from Michael Abrams' photo essay at Stars and Stripes, where you can see (and read about) more traditional Easter eggs.