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Warp Beam - Countermarch Floor Loom, Germany, circa 1945 Reg. No: HT 14070 124
- 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.
- Long, narrow, rectangular length of wood featuring a small hole and groove at either end. A white cord is threaded through one of the holes and knotted.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, 2006
|Dimensions:||1.5 cm (Height), 2.7 cm (Width), 115.5 cm (Length)|
|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|
|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|