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Lithuania 1

  1. 1. Handicrafts in Lithuania
  2. 2. Weaving
  3. 3. Weaving is one ofthe oldest Lithuanian folk arts.
  4. 4. Almost everything was woven: from ordinary bedspreads to stunning items of Lithuanian costume.
  5. 5. It was stronglybelieved that woven materials reflect persons mentality.
  6. 6. Woven sashes are one of the oldest, most widespread and multicolouredLithuanian folk textiles.
  7. 7. Black pottery Black pottery
  8. 8. Black pottery is one of themost widespread handicrafts in Lithuania.
  9. 9. In XVIII century this ceramic type was widely popular in Dzūkija.
  10. 10. All of this pottery is black coloured, it sounds like a bell and is as firm as metal.
  11. 11. Cross crafting
  12. 12. Lithuanian cross crafting is a traditional Lithuanian art of crafting crosses.
  13. 13. The crosses combine elements ofarchitecture, sculpture, blacksmith art and painting.
  14. 14. They often feature floral orgeometric symbols, motifs of the sun, birds and the tree of life.
  15. 15. Lithuanian cross crafting has been enrolled into the list of Masterpieces of the Oral andIntangible Heritage of Humanity of 2001 by UNESCO.
  16. 16. Hill of Crosses is a sight ofpilgrimage near the city of Šiauliai, in northern Lithuania.
  17. 17. Roadside pole with a statuette of asaint and roadside pole with a roof both are sacralic monuments.
  18. 18. Roadside pole with a roof were also widespread in Lithuania.
  19. 19. Roadside pole with a statuette of asaint is a type of folk architecture.

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