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Folk artist Rimantė Butkuvė homestead

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Folk artist Rimantė Butkuvė was born in Kėdainiai district, near Apylaukis manor, grew up and studied in Kaunas. While still in school, he became interested in poetry, theater and painting, and loved books. Rimante started the carver's journey by accident. The Folk Artists' Union asked for the cross to be restored. Rimante bought a woodcarving work of interesting composition from a folk master: the Virgin Mary and an angel stumbled in prayer at a cross fenced. That angel caught Rimante's attention and she decided to carve it herself. Since then, wooden angels have settled in the heart and hands of Rimante Butkuvė.

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