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Thread - Countermarch Floor Loom Object Reg. No: HT 14340

Spool of brick-red thread 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.
Length of brick-red, woollen thread wrapped around a narrow, yellow paper tube.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4.0 cm (Height), 4.0 cm (Width), 10.2 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: looms, weaving
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Anna Apinis, Latvian Migrant & Weaver, 1950, Anna Apinis, Latvian Migrant & Weaver, 1950
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: weaving
User: Mrs Anna Apinis, 1945 or later
User: Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, Australia

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