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ADINKRA - printed ceremonial cloths of Ghana
The printed ceremonial cloths of Ghana have symbolic meaning and significance. This film, shot in Ghana explores and explains the designs as well as showing in detail the carving, dyeing and printing processes. Filmed in Ghana the contents include: making Adinkra print dye, carving the Adinkra stamps, printing Adinkra, dyeing funeral cloths, embroidered and woven joins, Adinkra designs.
TRADITIONAL PERUVIAN WEAVING
High in the mountain valleys around Cusco some of the Peruvian textile traditions dating back thousands of years are still being carried on. This film goes into the villages to see men and women spinning, dyeing, warping up, weaving and finishing with woven braids. The contents include spinning on a drop spindle, dyeing with cochineal, skeleton warp, complementary warp weaving, woven tubular edging and beaded ribbons.
BATIK in JAVA
In Java a rich tradition of complex batik artistry grew up around the court life of the Sultans of Jogyakarta and Solo. Throughout Java this was extended and developed. It is still practised widely today both as a means of earning a living and to provide tradtioinal daily costumes which are worn in Java and Indonesia. The film shows batik processes in the traditional centres of Jogyaka, Solo and Cirebon. With footage of the traditional costumes and dance, wax application with canting and stamps. The complex waxing, dyeing and rewaxing processes are shown and explained in detail.
TRADITIONAL SILK WEAVING IN THAILAND
Isarn in N.E. Thailand has been a cradle of silk worm rearing and silk weaving for thousands of years. The processes are still carried on by families in village houses where silk worms are grown and fed on mulberry leaves and silk reeled in the traditional way. Silk sarongs and scarves of extraordinary quality with traditional designs and colours are hand-woven in weft ikat and supplementary weft techniques. Filmed in Isarn. Contents: rearing of silk worms and production of silk, tying and dyeing for weft ikat weaving and the unique heddle system for weaving complicated supplementary weft.
AJRAKH - MORDANT RESIST AND TIE DYE
The complex process of creating Ajrakh cloth was introduced by the Moghuls and the detailed patterns are reputed to be Sufi designs. Produced by the men of Muslim communities the cloth is used by them for shawls, lunghis and turbans. The film shows in detail the making of the hand carved printing blocks and the block printed mordant dyed and resist dyed process in Damadka. The film also includes a fascinating section on block printing with wax and the tying and dyeing of beautiful saris and dupattas in Kutch.
THE IKATS OF SUMBA
Sumba in Indonesia still produces complex and superb quality Ikats with unique and original designs. Ikats are woven in traditional villages to produce cloths which are still worn for ceremonial occasions. using indigo and a red dye from tree roots the people of this remote island have developed the skill of Ikat weaving to a very high level using local materials and traditional designs. Filmed in Sumba, Indonesia. Contents: the complex process of tying, dyeing, and weaving shown in detail. Includes supplementary warp technique.
THE MAKING OF A KILIM
Kilims have been woven in Turkey for thousands of year. In the villages of Anatolia the tradition survives. Kilims are woven with traditional motifs and patterns by women using local wool, natural dyes and ancient skills and designs.
Filmed in Anatolia, Turkey. Contents: the wool market, spinning, natural dyes, weaving, designs and finishing.