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Cord - Countermarch Floor Loom, Germany, circa 1945 Object Reg. No: HT 14336

Bundle of cords from the countermarch floor loom. The cords were used to attach the treadles to the lams, so that when the treadle is pressed, whichever shafts are to be lowered for that shed are pulled down and the remaining shafts are raised. 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.
Bundle of off-white, twisted cords with knots at the ends, secured with a short length of off-white braid.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.5 cm (Height), 7.0 cm (Width), 21.0 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: looms, weaving
Themes this item is part of: Anna Apinis, Latvian Migrant & Weaver, 1950
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: weaving
Place & Date Made: Memmingen, Germany, 1945-1950
User: Mrs Anna Apinis, Australia, 1950 or later

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