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LAIMA SPINNING BALT MAIDEN GODDESS OF FATE, GOOD LUCK AND HAPPINESS  By the Latvian Sculptor Kārlis Zemdega (1936).

LAIMA SPINNING BALT MAIDEN GODDESS OF FATE, GOOD LUCK AND HAPPINESS By the Latvian Sculptor Kārlis Zemdega (1936).

The feast of S. John's Day, June 24, called by the Lettish people "Ligo," is one of the merriest Latvian holidays. It is on this occasion that the country people decorate themselves and their houses with garlands of foliage, preferably oak leaves. Old and young participate in this festival, which is a remnant of pagan celebrations in connexion with the ancient nature-worship of the Lettish

"WEARING O' THE GREEN" IN The Latvian countryside. The feast of S. John's Day, June called by the Lettish people "Ligo," is one of the merriest Latvian holidays.

Algerian woman spinning nostalgerie

Woman spinning wool, Northwest Africa ca. 1895 [note pair of fibula brooch pins holding the shawl on her shoulders, reminiscent of bronze and iron-age styles of clothing: untailored wraps of woven textiles traditional in biblical lands)

Clotho

Textile production in Ancient Greece: linen and wool were the most popular textiles. Queens and goddesses did the spinning and weaving.

The three Fates, after Michelangelo's painting preserved in the Pitti Palace, Florence.

Le immagini di The three Parcae, after painting of Michelangelo kept in Palazzo.

Lithuanian spinning wheel decorations "Verbstes"

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Ansis Cīrulis (1883-1942). Ziemassvētki. 1921. Papīrs, tuša, guaša. Latvijas Nacionālais mākslas muzejs (LNMM).

Ansis Cīrulis (1883-1942). Ziemassvētki. 1921. Papīrs, tuša, guaša. Latvijas Nacionālais mākslas muzejs (LNMM).

Latviešu mitoloģija — Vikipēdija

Illustration depicting Latvian deities by Ansis Cīrulis for Latvian Folk Songs compilation, published in

Latvian Sun [Goddess] ash and amber

(JPEG Image, 307 × 800 pixels) - Scaled Wooden decoration (ash) with amber Sun symbol Materials: ash tree, amber. inches cm) Hand made in Latvia

XV Starptautiskais Masku Tradīciju festivāls / XV International Mask tradition Festival // Individuālo masku šovs / Individual Mask Show // Datums / Dates / 15 - 2 - 2014 // Fotogrāfs / Photo / Jordi NN

XV Starptautiskais Masku Tradīciju festivāls / XV International Mask tradition Festival // Individuālo masku šovs / Individual Mask Show // Datums / Dates / 15 - 2 - 2014 // Fotogrāfs / Photo / Jordi NN

Habetrot is the Celtic Goddess of Spinning and Healing. She is able to spin wool into garments in an instant, and the clothes that she makes give the wearer immunity from all disease. In fairy tales, she is depicted with an extended lower lip, which she got from wetting the wool as she spun it.

Irish Spinner and Spinning Wheel. County Galway, Ireland - photo of Irish Spinner and Spinning Wheel. This color photochrome print was made between 1890 and 1900 in Ireland. The photo documents Irish Spinner and Spinning Wheel.

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