Paroda1Exhibition of weaver Aldona Valkauskienė’s folk-art pieces
Two folk-art exhibitions will be opened during the International Folklore Festival "Skamba skamba kankliai". One of them is a personal exhibition of weaver Aldona Valkauskienė’s pieces. It will take place at Marijos ir Jurgio Šlapelių namas-muziejus from 28 May to 13 June.
A. Valkauskienė was born in 1945 in Kaišiadorys district, Dijokiškės village. Five sisters and a brother grew up in the large family of Pranė and Pranas Morkūnai. Aldona‘s mother was a good weaver and taught this craft all her daughters. Instead of studying at university, Aldona chose the path of a weaver because this was more heart-pleasing to her. In addition, she not only enjoyed weaving but also succeeded. Aldona, following in the footsteps of her grandmother and mother, also taught her daughters and granddaughter how to weave, and this is already the fifth generation of the family of weavers.
The weaver participates in regional and republican folk-art exhibitions in Lithuania and abroad. She has held several personal exhibitions and won the diploma of the best folk master of Kaunas county. She exhibits her fabrics and sells them at international festivals and folk-art fairs.
A large group of Lithuanians and foreigners, including the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, wears her woven scarves, appreciating the careful handwork of the weaver.
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