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News from Indonesia: making carpets

Week number 47-42

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.

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Sheep shearing in the Dutch East Indies. The wool is gathered and then washed in large tubs; a group of Indonesian women spins the wool on spinning wheels. The thread is turned into strings. In the carpet factory designers first draw the pattern on a frame of cotton. Then the carpets are made by women. They use a hand shuttle or knot with their hands.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 October 1947
Length:
01:08

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video
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User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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