MAŽOSIOS LIETUVOS TEKSTILINIO KREPŠELIO GAMINIMO IR DĖVĖJIMO MOTYVACIJA ŠIANDIEN. TAPATYBĖS RAIŠKOS ATSPINDŽIAI APRANGOJE

Elena Matulionienė

Abstract


The purpose of this article is to answer the questions raised in the course of the research on the development of textile pocket of the national costume of Lithuania Minor in relation to the motivation for production and wearing of pockets, the choice in decoration characteristics, the symbolism of ornamentation and colour combinations. The analysis of the accomplished field research reveals the manifestations of the expression of the ethnocultural identity through production and wearing of textile pockets. The analysis of the symbolic meanings traditionally attributed and newly assigned to the chosen decorative elements of pockets reveals the cases of the continuity and change of a symbol. The act of wearing a pocket not only with the national costume of Lithuania Minor demonstrates the expression of one’s identity through wearing the chosen parts of clothing. The growing demand stimulates the production of textile pockets. The research analyses the material collected from the well-informed presenters (makers and wearers of textile pockets) based on the questionnaires compiled by the author of the present article.KEY WORDS: textile pocket, delmonas, handicraft, production, wearing, motivation, symbolic meanings, identity expression, Lithuania Minor.

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