Fabric - Anita Apinis, Latvian, Cream with Gold Pattern, Melbourne, 1970s Object Reg. No: HT 24793

Piece of woven fabric with a Latvian design in cream and gold. It was woven by Anita Apinis in Melbourne in the 1970s. Anita is a second generation Latvian weaver, taught by her mother Anna and then undertook further training at the Melbourne College of Textiles. Anita's parents, Anna and Ervins, migrated to Australia in 1950, after spending time in a displaced persons camp Memmingin in Germany following World War Two. Anna had learnt to weave in Latvia and continued weaving in Australia, becoming one of the few suppliers of Latvian national costumes in the 1950s and 1960s.
Square piece of woven fabric with frayed finished edging. Cream background with gold circular patterns and wavy border.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, 2010
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: cultural identity, handcrafts, latvian communities, latvian immigration, weaving, woolwork
Themes this item is part of: Anna Apinis, Latvian Migrant & Weaver, 1950, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: weaving
Maker: Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970s
Place & Date Used: Australia, 1970s-2000s

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