Mečislovas Ežerskis Stick Museum

Mečislovas Ežerskis, who lives in Kelmė, has carved over 3,700 sticks. In 2009, Mečislovas’ sticks were certified and recognized as national heritage products. Mečislovas Ežerskis says that a stick can be carved from different types of wood. One can use an unusually twisted hazel, linden, bird cherry, or a birch, rowan or aspen branch. However, you cannot bend spruce or oak. Each stick, according to the master, is unique and you will not make or find another one like it. The longest stick made by Mečislovas is two meters long, and the shortest one is fifteen centimeters. Currently, the museum exhibits 1,200 sticks.