Museum exhibit /Box
Box made out of strips of micah. It was made by an unknown political prisoner in one of the women’s camps in Taishet. It is kept in the Priekule Museum of Exile and the Struggle for Freedom (Priekule, Lithuanian Republic). It was given to the Museum in 2010 by Petronele Aksamitauskaite, a former political prisoner. (Photograph December, 2010). 
 
 
 
 
Creator of collectionPetronele Aksamitauskaite
 
Date of acquisition2010
 
Date and place of creationCamp in Taishet
 
Size6,2 х 8,5 х 2,2 cm
 
Materials
 
MaterialsSilk
 
Description of exhibitBox made from strips of micah (probably glued onto cardboard). It is in the form of a book, and has a flap fastener. The lid is inlaid: in the centre there is a crucifix made of a darker shade of micah, and a light-brown decorative, ornamental plant. The sides are sewn along the edge with a decorative stitch and finished with a gold-coloured spiral of lace which ends in tassels. On the inside, the box is lined in light green silk fabric, gathered by a cord through the centre of the inside of the lid.
 
State of preservationThe fabric of the lining is faded.
 
Detailed annotationBox made out of strips of micah. It was made in one of the women’s camps in Taishet. It was probably used for keeping accessories for Mass.It is kept in the Priekule Museum of Exile and the Struggle for Freedom (Priekule, Lithuanian Republic). It was given to the Museum in 2010 by Petronele Aksamitauskaite, a former political prisoner. (Photograph December, 2010). It was probably made in Ozerlag, where P. Askamtauskaite was in 1954.
 
PersonsAksamitauskaitė Petronėlė, creator of the collection
 
Web page?Yes
 
 
Museum exhibit /Box