Friday, 11 January 2013

Win a “Latvians Abroad” Calendar!

Just a quick post today. One of the Latvian genealogy blogs that I follow has launched a competition! If you would like to win a 2013 calendar from the "Latvians Abroad - Museum and Research Centre" you can find details on  Discovering Latvian Roots.
The competition requires you to "describe something passed down to you by your Latvian ancestors - be it a physical object, a song, a recipe, a photograph – that makes you feel connected to your Latvian heritage, and why".
While they are probably not the oldest things passed down to me, I recalled two carved wooden plates that have been in our family since before I was born. I don't know exactly where they came from, they may have been carved in Australia for all I know but there is something about them that makes me think they are Latvian in style at the very least.
You be the judge:
One of two carved wooden plates past down to me from my father. I don't know who carved them, when or where. I'm no expert on Latvian art but there is something about them that seems Latvian to me...

One of two carved wooden plates past down to me from my father. I don't know who carved them, when or where. I'm no expert on Latvian art but there is something about them that seems Latvian to me...

Have you seen similar carvings? I'd love to hear from you, post a comment below!


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