News from Indonesia: making carpets
Week number 47-42
Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.
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.
- Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
- Publication date:
- 1 October 1947