VII. IEVA MATULIONYTĖ
Born in Klaipėda, she grew up in a family where weaving, sewing, embroidery, and talks about traditional handicrafts were commonplace. Ieva's grandmother is a professional weaver, and her mother is an artist, a specialist in national costume and folk art. Observing the creative activity of the women in the family, Ieva also became passionate about traditional textiles. The young woman knits wrist warmers, weaves ribbons of Klaipėda region and embroiders delmonas. Likes to embroider copies of originals the most. Embroidered the first copy of delmonas in 2001, and in 2020 Ieva, together with her mother Dr. Elena Matulionienė, presented Delmonas of Lithuania Minor exhibition at the Centre of Ethnic Culture consisting of mid-19th c.-early 20th c. delmonas reconstructions. Delmonas embroidered by Ieva Matulionytė convey the concept of beauty of Prussian Lithuanians, the fashion of that time. They also reflect the economy and practicality of Prussian Lithuanians, when every piece of fabric and every thread was used. Collectors and members of folklore ensembles are eager to acquire the delmonas created by Ieva. Inspired by the samples of museum delmonas, Ieva Matulionytė is determined to expand the collection of her own delmonas and present it not only in Klaipėda region, but also in other regions of Lithuania.