Ends of the Earth Traditional Textile and Craft Collection

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Kente - Woven Ceremonial Cloths Of Ghana
Filmed in Ghana. Contents: warping up, weaving on two heddles, weaving on four heddles, Ashante Kente designs, Ewe weaving at Agbozume, Ewe weaving at Sogakofe. Kente is one of Africa's most celebrated textiles. Kente is woven in long narrow bands.…
World Weaving
Traditional weaving techniques around the world have been filmed entirely on location in villages in Africa, Asia, South and Central America. World Weaving shows how some of the most beautiful hand woven textiles are produced in their countries of origin.…
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Hilltribe Embroideries
Filmed in the mountains of northern Thailand. Content: the detail of the embroideries of the six Hilltribes of Northern Thailand and the costumes that they adorn. Includes: a Karen blouse with seed emboidery, Yao trousers with horizontal/vertical stitch, a Lisu…
World Spinning Techniques
Contents include: Spinning with ANIMAL FIBRES in Peru, Mexico and Turkey, showing washing and carding of fleeces and spinning on drop spindle and wheel. Spinning with PLANT FIBRES in Laos, Sumba, Guatemala and Myanmar showing carding of cotton, pulling out…
Silk Weaving In Thailand
Filmed in Isarn, N.E. Thailand. Contents: rearing of silk worms and silk reeled in the traditional way, tying and dyeing for weft ikat weaving and the unique heddle system for weaving complicated supplementary weft. Thailand has been a cradle of…
AJRAKH Mordant Resist, Batik and Tie Dye
Filmed in the Rann of Kutch contents include: hand carving printing blocks, application of mordant and resist, dyeing indigo and alazarin/madder, printing with wax, bandani (tying of cloth for dyeing). The complex process of creating Ajrakh cloth was introduced by…
Backstrap Weaving In Mexico & Guatemala
Filmed in Mexico and Guatemala. Contents: The backstrap loom, warping up for a 4 selvedge weaving and different weaving techniques, such as warp pick up and brocade, used to produce an amazing range of multicoloured huipils and cloths. Nowhere are…
Feltmaking In Turkey
This ancient process uses the natural properties of raw wool to produce material with unique characteristics. Watch as raw wool is transformed by pressure of hands, feet and nowadays machine. Carpets have designs felted in, cloaks are felted with no…
Mirror Work & Embroideries Of Kutch
Filmed in the Rann of Kutch contents include: blowing shisha glass, mirror work, chain stitch, cross stitch, applique, interlacing and soof embroidery. The Indian decorative embroidery art of Mirror Work (shisha) is thought to have been developed by the wife…
Glass Bead Making In Turkey And Ghana
Filmed in the workshop of Mahmut Sur in Kurudere near Izmir Turkey and in the workshoop of Nomado Djaba in Krobo Ghana. Glass beads have been made for thousands of years for many uses such as a means of exchange,…
Adinkra: Printed Ceremonial Cloths Of Ghana
Filmed in Kumasi, Ghana. Contents: making Adinkra print dye, carving the Adinkra stamps, printing Adinkra, dyeing funeral cloths and wearing them at a funeral, embroidered and woven joins, Adinkra designs. All the designs and motifs on the the printed ceremonial…
Batik In Java
Filmed in Indonesia. Content: batik processes in the traditional centres of Jogykata, Solo and Cirebon, with footage of the Palace and Ramayana dancers dressed in traditional costumes. In Java a rich tradition of complex batik artistry grew up around the…
The Making Of A Kilim
Filmed in Konya, Turkey. Contents: wool market, washing and carding, spinning with drop spindle, natural dyes, weaving, interview with weaver, traditional designs and finishing. Watch how sheep wool is washed, carded, hand spun and dyed with natural dye plants into…
Peruvian Knitted Hats
Filmed in Peru. Contents knitting hats on 5 needles and spinning wool. In the old Inca villages in the mountains around the Sacred Valley near Cusco and in islands in the middle of Lake Titicaca, men and women still knit…
Kalagas - Burmese Embroidered Tapestries
Filmed in Mandalay, Burma. Contents: drawing the designs, making the metal sequins and coloured glass stones, twisting the metalled cotton thread, sewing and embroidery, sewing costumes for Burmese puppets. The padded embroideries of Burma are unique. Their combination of legendary…
Peruvian Weaving
Filmed in Cusco and surrounding villages. Contents include spinning on a drop spindle, dyeing with cochineal, indigo and other natural dyes, scaffold warp and complementary warp weaving, woven tubular edging and beaded ribbons. High in the mountain valleys around Cusco…
The Ikats Of Sumba
Filmed in Sumba, Indonesia. Contents: spinning cotton, tying pattern into warps, dyeing in indigo and kombu, weaving, explanation of many traditional designs, music and dancing, supplementary warp weaving of Pau, long houses and kings tombs. Ikats are tied, dyed and…
Last Nomads Of The Yayla
Filmed in the Taurus Mountains, Turkey. Content: milking of goats, making cheese, caring for camels and goats, Turkish sheep dog, spinning, weaving and cooking, the black tent, cave and stone dwellings. The Yayla is the name given to the summer…