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Woven Rug - Anita Apinis-Herman, Latvian, Zemgale Region, Rosepath, Canberra, circa 1979 Object Reg. No: SH 950527

Summary:
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.
Description:
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.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 139.00 cm (Height), 0.50 cm (Width), 69.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: crafts, cultural traditions, furnishings, handcrafts, latvian communities, latvian immigration, woolwork
Themes this item is part of: Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Anna Apinis, Latvian Migrant & Weaver, 1950
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: weaving
Artist: Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, by 1979
Other Association (See Comments): Zemgale, Latvia

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