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Warp Beam - Countermarch Floor Loom, Germany, circa 1945 Object Reg. No: HT 14070 112

Summary:
Warp beam 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.
Description:
Long, narrow, rectangular length of wood featuring a small hole at either end. A white cord is threaded and knotted through one of the holes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.5 cm (Height), 3.0 cm (Width), 116.0 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: looms, weaving, latvian immigration, latvian communities, handcrafts, woodworking
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, 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
Tertiary Classification: weaving
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

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