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Slide - Anita Apinis-Herman demonstrating Latvian Backstrap Weaving, circa 1985 Image Reg. No: MM 102875

Slide showing a close up of traditional Latvian backstrap weaving as demonstrated by Anita Apinis-Herman. Anita is second generation Latvian weaver, she was taught by her mother Anna and then undertook further training at the Melbourne College of Textiles. In backstrap weaving the loom is attached around the weavers back or hips with a backstrap and the other end is attached to a stationary object or tensioned with the feet. This type of weaving gives the weaver perfect control over the warp tension of the weaving.
Colour Slide.
Description Of Content:
Colour slide showing Anita Apinis-Herman demonstrating Latvian Backstrap Weaving, circa 1985.
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: Anna Apinis, Latvian Migrant & Weaver, 1950
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: weaving
Format: Slide: Colour; 35 mm
Person Depicted: Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1985
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1985

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