Museum exhibit /Pillow case
A decorative pillow case with a lace frame. 1952. It was made by Marite (Marija) Jurevičiūtė (born 1925), a political prisoner, in Kengir Camp (Kraganda oblast'). It is kept in the Palanga Museum of Resistance and Exile (Palangos, Lithuanian Republic). (Photo: December, 2010). 
 
 
 
 
Date and place of creation1952, Kengir Camp (Karaganda oblast')
 
Years and places of existence in subject-related function1952-1956, Kengir Camp (Karaganda oblast')
1956, Steplag (Balkhash)
1956-1958, Tomsk
 
Size45 х 45 cm
 
Description of exhibitA pillow case made out of white linen, with a lace frame, done using the filet technique. The pillow case is hand-stitched. The initials “MJ” are embroidered in white silk thread using satin stitch.
 
State of preservationThere are numerous tears in the fabric and it has yellow stains.
 
Detailed annotationA decorative pillow case for a small pillow. It has a lace surround. It was made by a political prisoner, Marite (Marija) Jurevičiūtė (born 1925), in the Kengir Camp (Kazakhstan) in 1952. M. Jurevičiūtė was deported from Palangos to Tomsk in January, 1948. In May, 1951, she was arrested in Tomsk and in March, 1952, she was sentenced to 25 years in a corrective labour camp for “Participation in an Anti-Soviet Fascist Organization”. From April 1952 onwards she was in Kengir Camp (Karaganda oblast'). In summer, 1955, she was transferred to help build the town of Nikol’sk. At the beginning of 1956 she was transferred to the Stepnoi MVD Corrective Labour Camp (Balkhash). She was released in May, 1956. Until August, 1958, she remained in settlement in Tomsk and then returned to Lithuiania.
 
PersonsJurevičiūtė Marija, maker
 
Web page?Yes
 
 
Museum exhibit /Pillow case