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Skirt - Elga Kivicka, Latvian Costume, Linen, Merberka, Germany, circa 1945 Object Reg. No: SH 980211

Linen Skirt, part of a traditional Latvian Costume, made by Mrs Elga Kivicka circa 1945, in Merberka, Germany. Elga owned a loom similar to the Apinis Loom, which was also made by fellow survivors of World War II, in a displaced persons camp in Germany with wood scavenged from bombed-out ruins.
Embroidered Linen Skirt, with a traditional Latvian design.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Anita Apinis-Herman, 1998
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: traditional costumes, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, immigration, displaced persons, latvian communities, latvian immigration, weaving, looms, skirts
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Clothing
Tertiary Classification: regional costume
Maker: Mrs Elga Kivicka, Merberka, Germany, circa 1945
Place & Date Used: Merberka, Germany, circa 1945

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