Anita Apinis-Herman is second generation Latvian weaver. She learned her mother's skills and trained further at the Melbourne College of Textiles.
This cloth was 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 the weaver's mother Anna.
Length of red fabric - Nica Region, Latvia
Created by Anita Apinis-Herman, weaver
Image copyright: Museum Victoria
Photographer: Rodney Start