roles of bath master

Roles of bath master in modern time Lithuanian bath

Presentation for XVII International Sauna Congress, Sweden, 2018. The bath master (pirtininkas) in the traditional Lithuanian bath (pirtis) was described as “the one, who has and/or heats sauna”. The functions of pirtininkas were heating bath, inviting people, also, they were taking care of order, steam and respecting the bathing traditions. Usually, it was an elderly man, who had enough skills to do this work. Good bath master was a highly respected person. There were also people, men an ...