Videos (16 items)


Product 14
Adinkra: Printed Ceremonial Cloths of Ghana

All the designs and motifs on 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.

DVD Chapters

  • Making Adinkra Print Dye
  • Carving the Adinkra Stamps
  • Printing Adinkra
  • Dyeing Funeral Cloths
  • Embroidered and Woven Joins
  • Adinkra Designs

Production and commentary by Janet Willoughby

35 minutes
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Product 16
Ajrakh: Mordant Resist, Batik, and Tie Dye

The Complex process of producing cloth by mordant resist was practiced for more than a thousand years in India. Now Ajrakh remains the last cloth to be made by this method. The detailed patterns of Ajrakh were introduced by the Moghuls and are said to be of Sufi origin.
Produced by men of Muslim communities, the cloth is used by them for shawls, lunghis and turbans. This film shows in detail the making of the hand carved blocks and the mordant resist dyed process in Damadka.

This film also includes a fascinating section on block printing with wax and the tying of beautiful saris.

DVD Chapters

  • Carving Blocks
  • Preparing the Cloth
  • Printing Ajrakh
  • Dyeing Ajrakh
  • Batik
  • Tie Dye

Production and commentary by Janet Willboughby

57 minutes

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Product 17
Backstrap Weaving: Traditional Weaving in Mexico and Guatemala

Nowhere are the skills of backstrap weaving so widely practiced as in Guatemala and Mexico. Everywhere weavers can be seen sitting down to weave, under a tree, in front of houses, inside houses.
Complex and colorful designs reflecting thousands of years of tradition and skill are still produced from a few sticks and balls of yarn. This film unravels the secrets of backstrap weaving and shows how the ancient Amerindian cultures survive through it.

DVD Chapters

  • Warping for 4 Selvedge
  • Weaving
  • Warp Faced Pick-Up
  • Brocade- San Mateo del Mar
  • Brocade- Tenjapa
  • Brocade- Todos Santos
  • Brocade- Aguas Calientes

Production and commentary by Janet Willoughby

59 minutes

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Product 15
Batik in Java

In Java a rich tradition of complex batik artistry grew up around the court life of the Sultans. Throughout Java this was extended and developed. It is still practiced widely today both as a means of earning a living and to provide traditional daily costumes which are worn in Java and Indonesia.

This film shows batik processes in the traditional centers of Jogjakarta, Solo and Cirebon. With footage of the traditional costumes, wax application with Chantung and stamps.

DVD Chapters

  • Cap and Canting
  • Cap and Combination Batik
  • Tulis Batik
  • Indigo/Soga Tulis Batik

Production and commentary by Janet Willoughby

45 minutes

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Product 107
Ikats of Sumba

Sumba, in Indonesia, still produces complex and superb quality ikats with unique and original design. This film shows how the ikats are woven in traditional villages to produce cloths which are still worn for ceremonial occasions.

DVD Chapters

  • Spinning
  • Tying
  • Dyeing
  • Weaving
  • Designs
  • Weaving Pau Cloth

Production and Commentary by Janet Willoughby
57 minutes

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Price includes shipping $46.50

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