Museum exhibit /Embroidered panel.
An embroidered panel. It was made by Regina Beniušytė-Sterpeikienė Regina (born 1939), who was in exile in the Kezhemsk Region of Krasnoyarsk Province from 1948 to 1958. In the centre there is an embroidered text (translation from Lithuanian): “Youth goes by like a dream, but our memories will forever remain in Siberia”. The panel is kept in the Priekule Museum of Exile and the Struggle for Freedom (Priekule, Lithuanian Republic). It was given to the Museum by Emilia Uktveriene in 2006. (Photo December, 2010). 
 
 
 
 
Creator of collectionEmilia Uktveriene
 
Date of acquisition2005
 
Date and place of creationBetween 1948 and 1958. Kezhemsk Region, Krasnoyarsk Province
 
Years and places of existence in subject-related functionBetween 1948 and 1958. Kezhemsk Region, Krasnoyarsk Province
 
Size140 х 120 cm
 
Materials
 
Materials
 
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Description of exhibitAn embroidered panel (possibly a bedspread) made out of black woollen fabric. The embroidery has been done using the “smooth” technique with Mouliné stitches. On the right and on the left there are symmetrical floral compositions: big, stylized flowers of different colours (lilac, red, white and pink) on long stalks, the spaces filled in with golden ears of corn and blue corn-flowers. In the centre there is a four-line text, embroidered in gold-coloured silk threads: “Praslinks jaunyste / lyg sapnai / o Sibiro atminimai / pasiliks amžinai” (Translation: “Youth goes by like a dream, but our memories will forever remain in Siberia”).
 
State of preservationGood.
 
Detailed annotationAn embroidered panel. It was made by Regina Beniušytė-Sterpeikienė (born 1939), who was in exile in the Kezhemsk Region of Krasnoyarsk Province from 1948 to 1958. In the centre there is an embroidered text (translation from Lithuanian): “Youth goes by like a dream, but our memories will forever remain in Siberia”. R. Beniušytė-Sterpeikienė was exiled from the Kretinsk Region of Lithuania in May, 1948 and sent as a special settler to the Kezhemsk Region of Krasnoyarsk Region – first, in the Kosoi Byk Settlement and then in the Bolturino Settlement. She was released in July, 1958, and she returned to Lithiania in 1959. The panel is kept in the Priekule Museum of Exile and the Struggle for Freedom (Priekule, Lithuanian Republic). It was given to the Museum by Emilia Uktveriene in 2006.
 
PersonsBeniušytė-Sterpeikienė Regina, manufactured the exhibit
 
Web page?Yes
 
 
Museum exhibit /Embroidered panel.