November 18- Happy birthday my country!
My present to my beloved Latvia: Lielvārdes belt bracelet. The belt of Lielvarde is a woven ornamental belt with 22 ancient symbols that has become a symbol of Latvian national identity: God’s symbol, Mara symbol, Laima’s symbols, the Well symbol, the Sun symbol, the Fortune cross, Jumis, the Life symbol, the Cross of Crosses and others. The pattern of the belt contains the code of the universe. My created bracelet contains only very small part of this belt.
A short history of Latvia.
94 years are a lot of in human life, but for a country it is so short period. Latvia has always been the target of many nations, because of it's strategic location. In the 12th century German traders and preachers established settlements in Latvia. The largest of them, Riga, founded in 1201 became part of the Hanseatic trading alliance.