Saturday, October 23, 2010

My Lithuanian Costume Calendar Came Today!

Of course, I finally did break down and order the Lithuanian Costume Calendar from BalticShop.com.

The webpage does warn that the calendar measures 28" by 10" (70 cm by 30 cm), but I hadn't realized how large that is--it's huge! So huge that they shipped it rolled up, in a box.  But I'm sure I can flatten it back out again--I do own a copy of the full Brittanica encyclopedia in hard copy.  :-)

As a calendar, it's a bit of a failure, because the section where the actual dates appear is small and narrow (about 4 inches tall--and each month includes the dates for both 2010 and 2011). But that means the costume photographs are HUGE--they take up most of the rest of each page. Better still, on the back of each month's page is a bit of descriptive text in English, with captioned photographs of various details of the featured costume.

I plan to try to photograph some of the back of the pages later, to give an idea of how much they have packed into this calendar. (Though, unfortunately, there are no citations to sources.) Given that's it's a two-year calendar as well, it's worth the money I paid for it.

2 comments:

  1. To make you more jealous, I'm working on posting some photographs I made of parts of the calendar. Unfortunately, they don't seem to be zoomable when you click on them, yet. That seems to be a Blogger problem; I'm still not sure how to handle it yet.

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