Home | Search | The Artists | Teaching | Hiring | About This Site | Contact Us

Artist's Main Page

Vera and Mara’s
Main Page

Artist's Art Form

Vera and Mara’s
Art Form

Traditions in Artist's Work

Traditions In
Their Art

Vera and Mara Mednis

Latvian Weaving
Warrens, WI

Vera and Mara MednisVera and Mara are a mother-daughter team who are expert weavers of Latvian sashes, beautiful belts that incorporate traditional Latvian patterns and color schemes. Both are experienced in giving programs on the history of the craft (uses of the weavings, why they are made that way) and the origins of the designs and colors. Their programs include samples of completed weavings, and a demonstration of weaving on a modified inkel loom or tablet weaving. Audience members can try their hand too.

Program Formats

A general presentation

An introductory workshop

An in-depth workshop

Best for Ages

Adults, ages 18 and up


Artist fee:




Program Needs:
Tables, chairs, good lighting

Flexible times. Willing to travel up to 200 miles.

Past Venues:

  • Great Rivers Traditional Music and Folklife Festival, LaCrosse, WI, 2007
  • Midwest Folklife Festival, Dodgeville, 2002
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2001
  • Chiba People’s Festival, Chiba, Japan, 2000
  • TWIST card-weaving exhibit, Israel, Europe & US, 1999
  • Wisconsin Folklife Festival, Madison, 1998
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington D.C., 1998

Vera and Mara Mednis
19254 Bittersweet Avenue
Warrens, WI 54666

Best to contact after 6:30 if by phone.

last updated: 12/22/2011   


Wisconsin Folks

For Educators:

To Hire Vera
and Mara Mednis



Home | Search | The Artists | Teaching | Hiring | About This Site | Contact Us