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Fabric - Anita Apinis-Herman, Latvian, Nica Region, Red, Melbourne, circa 1995 Object Reg. No: SH 950528

Summary:
Length of Red Fabric, with traditional design from the Nica Region of Latvia, made by Anita Apinis-Herman, circa 1995. 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 cloth is woven in the traditional colours and patterns of the Nica region on the west coast of Latvia. It was produced on a four shaft table loom using satin weave and an inlay pattern. It was copied from a sample seen in the Displaced Persons Camp in Memmingen, Germany, by Anita's mother.
Description:
A woven red coloured fabric with red fringe on both ends. There are lines across the fabric, between the lines are diagonal patterns sewn on in colours white, dark blue, black, yellow, mauve and dark green. Across the fabric are lines sewn on. There are other designs embroidered on, some with hearts, some circles in the colours white, blue, pink, green, mauve, yellow.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2760 mm (Height), 725 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: children s clothing, clothing, crafts, cultural identity, cultural traditions, handcrafts, latvian communities, latvian immigration, woolwork
Themes this item is part of: Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Anna Apinis, Latvian Migrant & Weaver, 1950
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: weaving
Artist: Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, by 1995
Other Association (See Comments): Nica, Latvia

Based on a design from this region

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