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Slide - Anna & Ervins Apinis Threading Up, circa 1985 Image Reg. No: MM 102868

Slide shows Anna and Ervins Apinis threading up the countermarch loom in preparation for weaving. The Countermarch Floor Loom 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, both traditional and experimental. She also taught her daughter Anita to weave on this Loom and together they kept alive their Latvian culture.
Colour Slide.
Description Of Content:
Slide depicts Anna and Ervins Apinis threading up the countermarch floor loom in preparation for weaving.
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, Cultural Diversity Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: weaving
Format: Slide: Colour; 35 mm
Person Depicted: Mrs Anna Apinis, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1985
Person Depicted: Mr Ervins Apinis, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1985

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