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Jack - Countermarch Floor Loom, Germany, circa 1945 Reg. No: HT 14070 97
- Jack 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.
- Two triangular-shaped, flat lengths of wood with two large holes, in the centre and to one side of each. The narrow edges at either end feature small holes through which a double strand of white cord is threaded and knotted to join the two pieces.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, 2006
|Dimensions:||1.4 cm (Height), 10.5 cm (Width), 87.0 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|