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Weaving and thread and designs, they were very dear to me. Every free moment I have devoted to finding new designs. Latvian designs. No others.Anna Apinis

Anna Apinis’ passion for weaving led her to meticulously record traditional patterns in Latvia. After migrating to Australia in 1950, she used these Latvian designs to produce weavings on the large floor loom she had made from discarded timbers in a German Displaced Persons’ camp after World War II.

Anna Apinis teaching weaving at Memmingen Displaced Persons camp, 1947 Anna Apinis teaching weaving at Memmingen Displaced Persons camp, 1947
Source: Apinis family

 

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  • Belt - Anna Apinis, Latvian, Lielvarde Region, Red & White Design, Sydney,1960s
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