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Kalagas - Burmese Embroidered Tapestries

Kanopy (Firm)
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Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
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 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. This film shows the process of producing Kalagas in the Mandalay area. Filmed in Mandalay. Contents: The whole process of creating these ornate embroideries including designs, sewing and the making of the sequins, glass stones and metalled thread. Also the making of the costumes for Burmese puppets.
Release Date
2006
Language
In English
Notes
  • Title from title frames.
  • In Process Record.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Ends of the Earth in 2006.
Publisher no.
1062743 Kanopy
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1 online resource (streaming video file)
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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