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Wrought iron artifacts

Wrought iron artifacts such as chests, carts, door fittings and window gratings make a separate branch of folk art. But wrought iron crosses and wrought iron heads of chapels are most expressive of the folk artists' talent and of the spiritual world of the Lithuanian nation. The cross usually passes into sun rays which sometimes include blossoms and leaves of tulips, rues and other flowers, and sometimes a moon and stars.



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J. Kudirka "THE LITHUANIANS"

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