PIECE OF LatviaLielvãrde’s belt
The story behind the design:
The most important factors for the unification and formation of the Latvian nation are folklore and ethnography. They were the factors for maintaining self-confidence in the past centuries and during the first Latvian National Awakening. They are an integral part of the country. Folklore and ethnography most vividly appear in All-Latvian Song and Dance Festival, but as elements are synthesized in a miniature form – in the Lielvãrde’s belt. It is perceived as the nation’s perception of the universe, knowledge, and history encoded in symbols.