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No yolk! Bosnian villagers shoe eggs to keep age-old craft alive

Centuries ago when Saxons developed mining and blacksmithing in Bosnia's Kresevo, the ability to shoe an egg was regarded as the sign an apprentice was fit to start his own business and family. Now only a handful of men in the village are still practicing the art of fitting miniature horseshoes to eggshells, including 69-year-old Stjepan Biletic who trained to do so when he retired from schoolteaching after the 1992-95 Bosnian war. "The egg is a symbol of creation of new life and new beginning and the horseshoe a…