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Pottery

Up until the beginning of this century peasants used earthenware and wooden dishes. Earthenware pots were used even for cooking and baking. Almost every farmer's wife knew how to make such pots of baked mixture of potter's clay and crushed stone.

Lithuanians have a special dish which they use to take food to field workers. It is made of two earthenware jars joined with a handle.

Lithuanian children have always been fond of clay whistles made in the shape of horses, riders (for boys) and ducklings (for girls).



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J. Kudirka "THE LITHUANIANS"

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