What happens with flax until it reaches a loom

Duration: 1-1.5 hour
For: younger and middle-aged pupils and families
Place: similar to an authentic nineteenth-century Lithuanian peasant house
Moderator: head of educations E. Petrauskaitė and ethnographer R. Jotautienė
Location: the Museum of Prienai Region, 13 F. Martišiaus St, Prienai

Visiting daysTuesdays

Booking: time can be prearranged by calling +370 656 37554

Fee: 1 euro for children, pupils and students; 2 euros for adults

Educational activity:

Programme participants will be introduced to the benefits of flax and see what has to be done to turn this outdoor plant into an elegant figured cloth (participants will be invited to try doing some of these activities themselves). In addition, the practical use of flax and its importance in customs and rituals will be discussed. At the end of the activity, we are going to sample potatoes with flaxseed flavouring.

 

Flax hides, flax dresses people up, flax plays cupid and arranges weddings

 

 

Sowing, pulling-up, threshing, treading, swingling, teasing, spinning, and weaving – all this has to be done to turn this outdoor plant into an elegant figured cloth

 

The museum is closed during the following holidays:

 

• January 1st. – New Year

• February 16th – Lithuanian State Restoration Day
• March 11th. – Day of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania
• St. Easter (Sunday and Monday).
• May 1st. – International Labour Day
• Mother’s Day on the first Sunday in May
• The first Sunday in June – Father’s Day
• June 24th. – St. John’s Day (Dew and Midsummer’s Day)
• July 6th – Statehood Day (Coronation of King Mindaugas)
• August 15th. – Assumption day (Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin)
• November 1st. – All Saints Day
• December 24th. – Christmas Eve
• December 25 – 26. Christmas