Seminar on ancient jewellery in Aluksne


On January 15, pupils from Aluksnes district participated in a seminar in the ancient jewellery forge. The seminar was organized for the pupils with an active interest and understanding of history.

The jeweller Daumants Kalnins emphasized that his task is to show antiques in appearance as they were when they were made and worn. To do so, he has carefully studied many ancient artefacts, looked for the manufacturing techniques, found out their wearing tradition and meaning. In order to understand the story of ancient jewellery, he has also studied folklore and ancient principles of magic.

In addition, jeweller provided an opportunity to dress up as ancient Latgalian woman in an honor dress and jewellery set and presented different ornaments and artefacts.