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Slide - Latvian Costume Brooches made by Maris Purens, circa 1985 Image Reg. No: MM 102864

Slide showing a set of three Latvian costume brooches made by Latvian jeweler Maris Purens. Maris is a well known jeweler within the Melbourne Latvian community. Brooches or pins are the most common item of jewellery worn with traditional Latvian costumes. They are used to fasten the neck opening of a shirt, or to keep a shawl in place. They are usually made in silver and may be ornamented with different coloured stones or glass beads. Traditionally the more jewellery that is worn with a folk costume, the wealthier the owner.
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Slide showing a set of three Latvian Costume Brooches made by Maris Purens, a well known Latvian jeweler in Melbourne, circa 1985.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: jewellery, cultural identity, immigration, latvian communities, latvian immigration
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: jewellery
Format: Slide: Colour; 35 mm
Maker of Item Depicted: Mr Maris Purens, Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia, circa 1985
Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, circa 1985

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