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I-VII 10.00 19.00
UAB "Jurates stiliaus ideju grupe"
Demonstration of craft
Zydrute Ridulyte, the acting docent in Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts and chairperson of textile section of Artist Association, demonstrates crafts.
Lessons "Coming of flax" are organized for children and during these lessons they can hear a story about growing of flax in the past, how flax were processed and how textiles are woven from the flax. Children can touch seeds of flax, hards, try to hackle them, spin and weave ultimately.
Authentic traditional textile loom and other old textile tools are in this drapery-gallery, every visitor can see it.
History and presentation of activity
Textiles are one of the most rich and most beautiful art branches of Lithuanian folk. Our extant treasury of folk textiles shows their big artistry, deep traditions and distinctive nature. Household culture of Lithuanian folk talks about monumental importance of textiles in folk life from the oldest times. Archaeological dig performed in Lithuanian territory show that from the II century there were laid tools of spinning and weave into tombs alongside various metal decorations and guns, also there were laid flaxy and woollen textiles. From the XVI century feudalists exported Lithuanian linen and yarn of bondmen into West Europe (Germany and Holland).
The first workshops, similar to weaving workshops were established in the Great Duchy of Lithuania in the beginning of XVII century.
We would like to familiarize inhabitants of Vilnius and visitors of the city with weave process, Lithuanian traditions of home weave of flax , represent national culture. Visitors will be met warmly in our gallery and they can get various information associated with weave and other crafts of textile.