Intended to provide a complete and permanent record of surviving traditions and skills in textiles and crafts, the Ends of the Earth unique series show the processes in full, in detail and with all the clarity and colour made possible by modern video cameras. In many ways they are better than being there - pausing and replaying gives the possibility of checking again where the quickness of the hands has eluded or deceived the eye. the mysteries of weaving techniques from across the world have been filmed entirely on location in villages in Africa, Asia, South and Central America. World Weaving shows some of the most beautiful hand woven textiles being produced and worn in their countries of origin. Part 1: Looms and Warps- Backstrap, Frame and Treadle looms from Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Turkey, India, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Ghana. Warping processes for a scaffold warp, four sevedges on a backstrap loom, Kente and kilim weaving, for silk and cotton supplementary warp and weft weaving. Part 2: Weaving Techniques- Weft faced patterning by slit and interlocking tapestry, supplementary weft including Guatemalan brocades and Turkish cicim and carpet weaving. Warp faced patterning by pick up techniques including rare footage of Bolivian pick up weaving, supplementary warp weaving, Kente weaving, and finishing a four selvedge weaving. Ikat patterning by weft ikat in Thailand and India, warp ikat in Sumba, and double ikat in India and Bali.
World Weaving Traditions
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
Title from title frames.; In Process Record.
Originally produced by Ends of the Earth in 2006.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.