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Mittens of Latvia or Latviesa Cimdi : 178 traditional designs to knit

Grasmane, Maruta.

Riga : National Costume Centre, c2015.

431 p. : col. ill. ; 28.5 X 15 cm.

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Mittens of Latvia c2 and c3 are in English. Latviesa Cimdi c1 is in Latvian. Mittens have been used extensively by Latvians both on a day to day basis and on special and ceremonial occasions as well as in ritualistic contexts. During the 19th century, the German explorer and geographer Johann Georg Kohl, whose travels took him throughout Europe, also left interesting documentation regarding Latvian cultured. He wrote: “Mittens, which no other nation uses to the extent that Latvians do, play a very significant roles vis-à-vis other clothing apparel. Hand attire seems just as necessary as foot or leg attire. That is why Latvians are almost always seen wearing mittens. When herding oxen or horses, a shepherd’s hands are clothed in mittens; woodsmen hew trees as infrequently without mittens as they work without an axe. Even men loading manure handle pitch forks with mittens, as if they were doing this for the sake of cleanliness. {…} In particular, a large number of mittens are given as gifts to al guests at a wedding.” The symbolism of mittens often derives from the symbolism ascribed to hands. A mitten is like a mask, under which an individual hides either an aggressive hand clenched into a fist or else a vulnerable and kindly hand. Perhaps that is why, even to this day, it is so important that a glove be taken off when shaking hands in greeting. The mythological perspective on mittens, similar to the view regarding clothing attire in general, is that these cannot be considered separately from the individual himself or herself.
Contents: [1] The Symbolism of mittens in Latvian folklore by Prof. Janina Kursite. [2] Introduction [3] Knitting Traditiosn of ethnographic mittens: Vidzeme: Western Vidzeme Region; Northern Vidzeme Region; Piebalga Region; Lielvarde Region, Krustpils Region, Eastern Vidzeme Region; Latgale; Augszeme; Zemgale; Kurzeme, Northern Kurzeme Region; Eastern Kurzeme Region; Ventspils Region, Kuldiga Region; Alsunga Region; Southern Kurzeme Region; Nica Region; Rucave Region. [4] Instructions and advice for knitters of Ethnographic mittens [5] Pattern elements of ethnographic mittens [6] Source identification for the ethnographic mittens legend [7] Glossary of knitting symbols [8] Epilogue [9] National Costume Centre: Sena Klets and acknowledgments.
National costumes master and converted barn founder Maruta Grasmanis latest book is dedicated to the Latvian Ethnographic Gloves. After conduction many years of research at the Latvian National History Museum and the Museum of Liepajas Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, Maruta chose 177 of the 18th and 20th century gloves that best characterized the different Latvian regions and Latvian glove tradition. The work has the color photographs of these gloves.

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ISBN:

978-993-485551-1

Author:

Grasmane, Maruta.

Title:

Mittens of Latvia or Latviesa Cimdi : 178 traditional designs to knit / by Maruta Grasmane.

Publisher:

Riga : National Costume Centre, c2015.

Physical:

431 p. : col. ill. ; 28.5 X 15 cm.

Summary:

Mittens of Latvia c2 and c3 are in English. Latviesa Cimdi c1 is in Latvian. Mittens have been used extensively by Latvians both on a day to day basis and on special and ceremonial occasions as well as in ritualistic contexts. During the 19th century, the German explorer and geographer Johann Georg Kohl, whose travels took him throughout Europe, also left interesting documentation regarding Latvian cultured. He wrote: “Mittens, which no other nation uses to the extent that Latvians do, play a very significant roles vis-à-vis other clothing apparel. Hand attire seems just as necessary as foot or leg attire. That is why Latvians are almost always seen wearing mittens. When herding oxen or horses, a shepherd’s hands are clothed in mittens; woodsmen hew trees as infrequently without mittens as they work without an axe. Even men loading manure handle pitch forks with mittens, as if they were doing this for the sake of cleanliness. {…} In particular, a large number of mittens are given as gifts to al guests at a wedding.” The symbolism of mittens often derives from the symbolism ascribed to hands. A mitten is like a mask, under which an individual hides either an aggressive hand clenched into a fist or else a vulnerable and kindly hand. Perhaps that is why, even to this day, it is so important that a glove be taken off when shaking hands in greeting. The mythological perspective on mittens, similar to the view regarding clothing attire in general, is that these cannot be considered separately from the individual himself or herself.
Contents: [1] The Symbolism of mittens in Latvian folklore by Prof. Janina Kursite. [2] Introduction [3] Knitting Traditiosn of ethnographic mittens: Vidzeme: Western Vidzeme Region; Northern Vidzeme Region; Piebalga Region; Lielvarde Region, Krustpils Region, Eastern Vidzeme Region; Latgale; Augszeme; Zemgale; Kurzeme, Northern Kurzeme Region; Eastern Kurzeme Region; Ventspils Region, Kuldiga Region; Alsunga Region; Southern Kurzeme Region; Nica Region; Rucave Region. [4] Instructions and advice for knitters of Ethnographic mittens [5] Pattern elements of ethnographic mittens [6] Source identification for the ethnographic mittens legend [7] Glossary of knitting symbols [8] Epilogue [9] National Costume Centre: Sena Klets and acknowledgments.
National costumes master and converted barn founder Maruta Grasmanis latest book is dedicated to the Latvian Ethnographic Gloves. After conduction many years of research at the Latvian National History Museum and the Museum of Liepajas Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, Maruta chose 177 of the 18th and 20th century gloves that best characterized the different Latvian regions and Latvian glove tradition. The work has the color photographs of these gloves.

Subject:

Knitting--Mittens--Latvia.

Subject:

Latvian Folklore--Mittens--Latvia.

Subject:

Latvian mittens--Symjbolism--Latvia.

Subject:

Ethnographic mittens--Design--Latvia.

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Contents: [1] The Symbolism of mittens in Latvian folklore by Prof. Janina Kursite. [2] Introduction [3] Knitting Traditiosn of ethnographic mittens: Vidzeme: Western Vidzeme Region; Northern Vidzeme Region; Piebalga Region; Lielvarde Region, Krustpils Region, Eastern Vidzeme Region; Latgale; Augszeme; Zemgale; Kurzeme, Northern Kurzeme Region; Eastern Kurzeme Region; Ventspils Region, Kuldiga Region; Alsunga Region; Southern Kurzeme Region; Nica Region; Rucave Region. [4] Instructions and advice for knitters of Ethnographic mittens [5] Pattern elements of ethnographic mittens [6] Source identification for the ethnographic mittens legend [7] Glossary of knitting symbols [8] Epilogue [9] National Costume Centre: Sena Klets and acknowledgments.
National costumes master and converted barn founder Maruta Grasmanis latest book is dedicated to the Latvian Ethnographic Gloves. After conduction many years of research at the Latvian National History Museum and the Museum of Liepajas Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, Maruta chose 177 of the 18th and 20th century gloves that best characterized the different Latvian regions and Latvian glove tradition. The work has the color photographs of these gloves.
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