HOLIDAY DISPLAYS LITHUANIAN GALLERY
WHITE STRAW ORNAMENT TREE
A traditional craft in Lithuania is to make decorations out of straw. When farmers inn Lithuania would have festive events they would decorate with ornaments made using thread and wheat or rye straw. Today a tree decorated with these distinctive WHITE STRAW ORNAMENTS (now using plastic straws) is recognized in American as a Lithuanian Christmas tree. This gallery has a beautiful collection of handmade ornaments made by local Lithuanian Anna Keraminas.
LITHUANIAN NATIVITY SCENE
This wonderful nativity set displayed in this Lithuania Gallery is on loan from Anna Keraminas. She made the many nativity figures out of beeswax from her own beehives.