Woven Rug - Anita Apinis-Herman, Latvian, Zemgale Region, Rosepath, Canberra, circa 1979 Reg. No: SH 950527
- Woven Rug, featuring a typically Latvian pattern called Rosepath, which is used in the Zemgale national dress. Woven on a table loom by Anita Apinis-Herman, circa 1979. Anita is second generation Latvian weaver, she was taught by her mother Anna and then undertook further training at the Melbourne College of Textiles. This rug was made in the late seventies when rug weaving was popular. It is influenced by the books of Peter Collingwood and utilises some yarn dyed with eucalyptus leaves.
- Rectangular woven rug made from wool and cotton, striped rug with geometric patterns in orange, blue, brown and grey. The mat features cream-coloured woollen twine fringing at either end.
|Dimensions:||139.00 cm (Height), 0.50 cm (Width), 69.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||crafts, cultural traditions, furnishings, handcrafts, latvian communities, latvian immigration, woolwork|
|Themes this item is part of:||Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Anna Apinis, Latvian Migrant & Weaver, 1950|
|Primary Classification:||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|Secondary Classification:||Ethnicity - Creative Practice|
|Artist:||Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, by 1979|
|Other Association (See Comments):||Zemgale, Latvia
Based on a design from this region