Bracket from the countermarch floor loom. The Countermarch Floor Loom was made for Anna Apinis by fellow survivors of World War II, in Memmingen, a displaced persons camp in Germany, circa 1945. It was constructed with wood scavenged from bombed-out ruins at the camp, and was designed by Anna's husband Ervins. Anna used the loom to weave traditional Latvian designs using threads gathered by unravelling old scraps of fabric. She brought the loom with her to Australia and continued to weave Latvian designs on it, passing these traditions on to her daughter Anna.

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Steel bracket comprising a rectangular plate bent at a 90 degree angle, with a hole at one side. Welded to the plate are two arms, one with a hole through the top.

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