Today i will talk about the costume of Lithuania Minor,Mažoji Lietuva in Lithuanian, the westenmost region of Lithuania, much of which remains outside the borders of the present state of Lithuania. The major city of this region in Lithuania is Klaipeda, and the region is sometimes named after this city. The history of this region is distinct from that of the rest of the territory inhabited by Lithuanians, in that it very early came under the control of the Teutonic Knights, and was an integral part of the Kingdom of Prussia for many centuries. The influence of Germanic culture and the Lutheran faith was very strong in this region. For more information about the history and development of this region, see this article.
Here is our map again, so you can orient yourself.
Aprons, as in other parts of Lithuania vary quite a bit. Some have vertical ornament in red on a white background, copied perhaps from brocades of the 18th cent. They may be of a solid color, of linen or damask, and may have a flounce on the bottom. Take another look at the various images.
Albert Kretschmer, 'Das Grosse Buch der Volkstrachten', 1977, Basel, CH [Reprint of the 1890 original]