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Kernave-wooden shrines

 

In the garden of the priests' house in Kerenave - these wooden shrines evolved from wooden grave markers that were extensively used in Lithuania.  Rather than simply marking graves, they came to be used as wayside shrines commemorating varoius events and persons.  I assume that these have been gathered from around Kernave and placed here as a permanent home.

 

 

Kernave-wooden shrines

 

In the garden of the priests' house in Kerenave - these wooden shrines evolved from wooden grave markers that were extensively used in Lithuania.  Rather than simply marking graves, they came to be used as wayside shrines commemorating varoius events and persons.  I assume that these have been gathered from around Kernave and placed here as a permanent home.

 

 

comments (6)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 Oct 2017, 00:36
These are wonderful, Tom...they remind me a bit of the Thai Sarn
Tom Wilson: Do the sarn have the same kind of function?
I like these - there's something very elegant about them!
Tom Wilson: There is indeed.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Oct 2017, 07:06
These have a haunting look about them Tom.
Tom Wilson: Mmm - I see what you mean, Chad.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Oct 2017, 07:09
The equivalent to this in the UK might be the roadside shrines that appear after a fatal accident
Tom Wilson: Yes, indeed - we never used to do that until people started continental holidays, picking up the idea from France and Italy, where it was already common - I don't think the practice started in the UK until the late 60s.
They are very impressive, better they be gathered here than scrapped elsewhere.
Tom Wilson: Yes - although they are more likely to be stolen by antique collectors!
They are very nice, Tom.
Tom Wilson: Unusual, too.

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