I am so glad that we also had a chance to visit out to Rumsiskes - it’s a wonderful museum of vernacular buildings from all the different regions of Lithuania a few miles out of Kaunas. Such beautiful use of materials and amazing instinctive pattern making. Couldn’t help thinking though, what a hard life it must have been.
Amazing jazzy painted wooden barn doors
This wooden shingle roof was weathered to a lovely pewter. It really had the feel of a beautiful herringbone.
I was really excited too, to find some Karpiniai. These are traditional Lithuanian papercuts, which were used to decorate windows when lace was too expensive. This idea of papercuts and shadows feels very resonant for our project.