Weaves and Colours of Lithuanian Folk Skirts Fabrics

  • Eglė KUMPIKAITĖ Kaunas University of Technology
  • Liucina KOT Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: folk skirts fabric, weave, plan of weave, colour, pattern


In the article weaves and colours of Lithuanian folk skirts fabrics are analysed. The investigation objects are the skirts from funds of three Lithuanian Museums: 258 skirts from National M. K. Čiurlionis Museum of Art, 85 skirts from Lithuanian Open Air Museum and 16 skirts from A. and A. Tamošaitis gallery “Židinys”. Distribution of skirts fabrics according to weaves was estimated, and it shows, that fabrics of plain weave are most widespread (53 %), combined and twill weaves are less popular (19 % and 18 %, respectively). The weaves of fabrics are determined during investigation and plans of weave were made proposing recommendations for manufacturing of similar fabrics. Also distribution of colours and number of colours in the fabrics were analysed. The biggest number of colours is in fabrics of simple weaves (plain and twill), and the most characteristic are green, red, black and blue colours.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.19.3.5240