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Rasuolė Andriukaitienė

  • Erčia
  • Weaver
  • Kaisiadorys, Lithuania
  • Master Artisan
Rasuolė Andriukaitienė Weaver
Lithuanian, English, Russian
By appointment only
+370 67100105
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Making modern rugs the traditional way

  • • Rasuolė is fascinated by old Lithuanian textiles and history
  • • She learned to weave from old weaving masters
  • • Through her colours and works she is reviving the relevance of weaving

As a child, Rasuolė Andriukaitienė watched her grandmother weave. "In a way, weaving was in my blood," she says. She saw the old patterns and felt that this was her path. She first learned her craft from old master weavers with simple fabrics, and then continued her weaving studies at the Tamošaičiai Gallery. Rasuolė's first woven works were two Lithuanian national costumes, based on historical examples. Later, she became interested in interior design. Her first rugs were born as a combination of traditional Lithuanian folk weaving and a modern colour palette. In 2018, she set up her own weaving house, Erčia. In her workshop, Rasuolė weaves cushions, tablecloths and rugs out of Lithuanian linen and wool, drawing on historical research on Lithuanian folk fabrics and spreading the love of her craft.

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Trio Glow

This rug speaks of freshness, freshly sprouting grass, little Easter chicks, because it was made in spring. The red line is also not accidental. The craftswoman adds it as a recurring leitmotif in her work, although she does not know where the idea came from exactly.

Photo: ©Lina Dindiene

This home interior rug is one of the artisan's favourites. The inspiration for this rug came from seeing someone dressed in an extravagant way in the street.

Photo: ©Lina Dindiene
Let's Talk in Black...

The artisan's aim for these cushions was to create a minimalist, restrained style, which is why she chose white and black as the leading colours. Blue and green are secondary colours that enliven the fabric.

Photo: ©Liudas Masys

The colour vision for this rug came about while looking through the Lithuanian Folk National Costume Album. In one of the photos, the artisan saw a woman from the Klaipėda region wearing a vivid national costume. The Lithuanian people are known for their restrained use of colour, so the costume in question was surprisingly expressive, reminiscent of a distant, hot Africa.

Photo: ©Lina Dindiene
I Know, I Am Beautiful

Blue and its many shades are the craftswoman's favourite palette. For this rug, she tried to incorporate as many shades of blue as possible to express the emotions inside.

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