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THE MAKING OF A KILIM
THE MAKING OF A KILIM£14.99Kilims 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
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FELTMAKING IN TURKEY
FELTMAKING IN TURKEY£14.99An 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
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BATIK IN JAVA
BATIK IN JAVA£14.99In 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 traditional daily costumes which are worn in Java and Indonesia.Product Details
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THE IKATS OF SUMBA
THE IKATS OF SUMBA£14.99Sumba 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
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BACKSTRAP WEAVING
BACKSTRAP WEAVING£14.99Nowhere 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
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TRADITIONAL SILK WEAVING IN THAILAND
TRADITIONAL SILK WEAVING IN THAILAND£14.99Isarn 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.Product Details
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BICYCLE - THE COMPLETE BBC SERIES
KALAGAS£14.99The 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 producing Kalagas of high quality.Product Details
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MIRROR WORK & EMBROIDERIES
MIRROR WORK & EMBROIDERIES£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 embroideries.Product Details
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AJRAKH - MORDANT RESIST AND TIE DYE
AJRAKH - MORDANT RESIST AND TIE DYE£14.99The complex process of creating Ajrakh cloth was introduced by the Moghuls and the detailed patterns are reputed to be Sufi designs.Product Details
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THAI HILLTRIBE EMBROIDERIES
THAI HILLTRIBE EMBROIDERIES£14.99This film shows in detail the embroideries of the six Hilltribes of Northern Thailand and the costumes that they adorn.Product Details
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TRADITIONAL PERUVIAN WEAVING
TRADITIONAL PERUVIAN WEAVING£14.99High in the mountain valleys around Cusco some of the Peruvian textile traditions dating back thousands of years are still being carried on.Product Details
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PERUVIAN KNITTED HATS
PERUVIAN KNITTED HATS£14.99In 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
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KENTE
KENTE£14.99Kente 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
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ADINKRA
ADINKRA£14.99The 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
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GLASS BEADMAKING IN TURKEY AND GHANA
GLASS BEADMAKING IN TURKEY AND GHANA£14.99This unique DVD shows two main traditional methods of glass beadmaking with both and shows in detail how beautiful hand crafted beads are produced.Product Details
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LAST NOMADS OF THE YAYLA
LAST NOMADS OF THE YAYLA£14.99The 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, embroider and cook.Product Details
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WORLD SPINNING TRADITIONS
WORLD SPINNING TRADITIONS£14.99Today, 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
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WORLD WEAVING TRADITIONS
WORLD WEAVING TRADITIONS£24.99A 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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WORLD WEAVING TRADITIONS
WORLD SPINNING & WEAVING TRADITIONS£29.95For 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
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