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THE MAKING OF A KILIM EOED001 £14.99 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. Product Details
FELTMAKING IN TURKEY EOED002 £14.99 An illuminating study of the popular technique from a country where it is still widely practised. Includes detailed demonstrations of felt rugmaking and making a dervish hat. Product Details
BATIK IN JAVA EOED003 £14.99 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 Product Details
THE IKATS OF SUMBA EOED003A £14.99 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. Product Details
BACKSTRAP WEAVING EOED004 £14.99 Nowhere are the skills of backstrap weaving so widely practised as in Guatemala and Mexico. Everywhere weavers can be seen sitting down to weave , under a tree, in front of houses, inside open doorways. Product Details
TRADITIONAL SILK WEAVING IN THAILAND EOED005 £14.99 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 traditiona Product Details
KALAGAS EOED006 £14.99 The padded embroideries of Burma are unique. Their combination of legendary figures and animals; sequins, stones, and mirrors create hangings unlike any others. Although Burma has been largely inaccessible for almost 50 years families continue to work on Product Details
MIRROR WORK & EMBROIDERIES EOED007 £14.99 The Indian decorative embroidery art of Mirror Work (shisha) is thought to have been developed by the wife of Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal in her honour. Since the time of the Moghuls the women of the Gujurat have continued to use mirrors in their e Product Details
AJRAKH - MORDANT RESIST AND TIE DYE EOED008 £14.99 The complex process of creating Ajrakh cloth was introduced by the Moghuls and the detailed patterns are reputed to be Sufi designs. Product Details
THAI HILLTRIBE EMBROIDERIES EOED009 £14.99 This film shows in detail the embroideries of the six Hilltribes of Northern Thailand and the costumes that they adorn. Product Details
TRADITIONAL PERUVIAN WEAVING EOED010 £14.99 High in the mountain valleys around Cusco some of the Peruvian textile traditions dating back thousands of years are still being carried on. Product Details
PERUVIAN KNITTED HATS EOED011 £14.99 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 hats as part of their traditional costume. Product Details
KENTE EOED013 £14.99 Kente is one of Africa's most celebrated textiles. Kente's bold and colourful patterns are intricately woven and each design and finished cloth has a name and a meaning. Product Details
ADINKRA EOED014 £14.99 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. Product Details
GLASS BEADMAKING IN TURKEY AND GHANA EOED015 £14.99 This unique DVD shows two main traditional methods of glass beadmaking with both and shows in detail how beautiful handcrafted beads are produced. Product Details
LAST NOMADS OF THE YAYLA EOED016 £14.99 The Yayla is the name given to the summer pastures in the high Taurus mountains in Southern Turkey. The film reveals the way of life in the Yayla and shows in detail how the nomads milk their goats, make cheese, care for their camels, spin, weave, embroi Product Details
WORLD SPINNING TRADITIONS EOED018 £14.99 Today, the skills and techniques of hand spinning are rarely practised even where hand weaving and knitting crafts survive. Cheap, inferior, machine made yarns are now readily available in the markets. Product Details
WORLD SPINNING & WEAVING TRADITIONS EOED018 & HOW51 £29.95 For a complete understanding of traditional woven textiles buy both World Spinning Traditions & World Weaving Traditions for just £29.95 - you save over £10!!! Product Details
WORLD WEAVING TRADITIONS HOW51 £24.99 A moving encyclopaedia of traditional techniques. See, for the first time, exactly how the traditional weavers of the world produce their breathtakingly beautiful textiles. Product Details

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