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Slide - Latvian Weaving Tablet, circa 1985 Image Reg. No: MM 102870

Summary:
Slide shows a Latvian weaving tablet and illustrates the weaving technique involved. A narrow band of red and white patterned weaving is shown in process. Tablet weaving, also known as card weaving, incorporates the use of pierced cards or tablets to create a shed during the weaving process. It is one of the oldest techniques of producing narrow-band textiles in Northern Europe, predating the use of looms. Tablet weaving allows the weaver to create very detailed patterns.
Description:
Colour Slide.
Description Of Content:
Slide demonstrating how Latvian weaving tablet is done. There is a narrow band of red and white patterned weaving shown.
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: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: weaving
Format: Slide: Colour; 35 mm
Date Depicted: circa 1985

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