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Photograph - Countermarch Floor Loom, Anita Apinis-Herman & Ervin Apinis, 02 Mar 1997 Image Reg. No: MM 103123

Image showing Anita Apinis-Herman and her father, Ervin Apinis by the Countermarch floor loom. Anita's mother Anna Apinis used this loom as did Anita. Both women, weave in the Latvian tradition and were participants in the Artistic Practice and Cultural Identity Project. This picture was taken just before the loom was acquired by the museum in 1997.

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, passing this tradition down to her daughter Anita.
Colour Photograph.
Description Of Content:
Photograph of Anita Apinis-Herman and her father Ervins Apinis with the Countermarch floor loom on 2 March 1997.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: artworks, cultural identity, handcrafts, latvian communities, latvian immigration, artistic practices, weaving
Themes this item is part of: Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Anna Apinis, Latvian Migrant & Weaver, 1950, Cultural Diversity Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: weaving
Format: Photograph: Colour
Date Depicted: 02 Mar 1997
Person Depicted: Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, Australia, 02 Mar 1997
Person Depicted: Mr Ervins Apinis, Australia, 02 Mar 1997

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