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Kaunas Local Customs: 57 reviews and 61 photos

by matcrazy1

I found these two old sickles, on my picture, not in etnographic museum but in Berneliu Uzeiga restaurant. There were quite many old countryside appliances hang on walls in that restaurant.

A sickle was used for cutting grass and grain crops in the past and then was supplanted by a scynthe with longer handle. Well, a sickle symbolizing peasants and a hummer symbolising industrial workers was a symbol of the Soviet Union in not so old past.

There were gas/petrol lawn mowers used for cutting grass in Lithuania when I was there. Athough, a few times I saw scynthes put by local homes in off the beaten path villages.

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  • Written Sep 10, 2004
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