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Pulley - Countermarch Floor Loom, Germany, circa 1945 Reg. No: HT 14070 39
- Wooden pulley from the countermarch floor loom. The Countermarch Floor Loom was made for Anna Apinis by fellow survivors of World War II, in Memmingen, a displaced persons camp in Germany with wood scavenged from bombed-out ruins. It was designed by Anna's husband Ervins. Anna used the loom to weave traditional Latvian designs using threads gathered by unraveling old scraps of fabric. Anna brought the loom with her to Australia and continued to weave Latvian designs on it.
- Turned wooden disc with a varnished groove on its edge and hole drilled through its centre. A hooked metal rod is threaded through and attached to the centre section, enabling the disc to spin.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, 2006
|Dimensions:||2.2 cm (Height), 6.0 cm (Width), 11.2 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||looms, weaving, latvian immigration, latvian communities, handcrafts, woodworking|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Anna Apinis, Latvian Migrant & Weaver, 1950, Anna Apinis, Latvian Migrant & Weaver, 1950, Anna Apinis, Latvian Migrant & Weaver, 1950|
|Primary Classification:||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|Secondary Classification:||Ethnicity - Creative Practice|
|Place & Date Made:||Memmingen, Germany, circa 1945|
|Designer:||Mr Ervins Apinis, Memmingen, Germany, circa 1945
Of the Countermarch Floor Loom
|User:||Mrs Anna Apinis, Australia, 1945-1996|
|User:||Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, Australia, 1960s-1990s|