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Thread - Countermarch Floor Loom Object Reg. No: HT 14341

Summary:
Spool of moss-green 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.
Description:
Length of moss-green, woollen thread wrapped around a narrow, yellow paper tube.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, 2006
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.5 cm (Height), 2.7 cm (Width), 10.0 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
User: Mrs Anna Apinis, Australia, 1950 or later

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