Bundle of cords from the countermarch floor loom. The cords were used to attach the treadles to the lams, so that when the treadle is pressed, whichever shafts are to be lowered for that shed are pulled down and the remaining shafts are raised. The Countermarch Floor Loom was made for Anna Apinis by fellow survivors of World War II, in Memmingen, a displaced persons camp in Germany with wood scavenged from bombed-out ruins. It was designed by Anna's husband Ervins. Anna used the loom to weave traditional Latvian designs using threads gathered by unraveling old scraps of fabric. Anna brought the loom with her to Australia and continued to weave Latvian designs on it.

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Bundle of off-white, twisted cords with knots at the ends, secured with a length of yellow braid.

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