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Traditional Village Life in China: The Miao Village of Qingman

Traditional Village Life in China: The Miao Village of Qingman | cloth | Scoop.it
We had already found expert dyers who used traditional indigo and plant dyes to render the cloth a deep, rich aubergine, and silver smiths who made ornaments to sew to the cloth, but our stumbling block was the cloth itself, ...
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The Genteel | How Designers Are Helping Save Tribal Textiles

The Genteel | How Designers Are Helping Save Tribal Textiles | cloth | Scoop.it
Just a few years ago, traditional hand woven textiles were at risk of being lost due to economic pressures.
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CARE France - Programme living Blue : CARE au Bangladesh

A CARE project in Bengal making indigo cloth

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Silkies of Madagascar Trailer

Produced by: THE SANTA FE INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET: www.folkartmarket.org Executive Producer: JUDITH ESPINAR Director/Sr. The silk weavers of Madagascar and how the international folk art market in Sante Fe is supporting traditional skills and providing a livelihood for women.
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Welcome to Kala Raksha Preservation of Traditional Arts

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Kala Raksha Overview – Preservation of Traditional Arts – Textiles and Embroidery...
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Handicrafts,Crafts and Artisans,Handicrafts of India,Arts and Crafts,India,SouthAsia,SouthEast Asia,Bangladesh,Bhutan,Maldives,Nepal,Pakistan,Sri Lanka,Crafts,Artisans,Handlooms,Textiles,Craftspersons

Handicrafts,Crafts and Artisans,Handicrafts of India,Arts and Crafts,India,SouthAsia,SouthEast Asia,Bangladesh,Bhutan,Maldives,Nepal,Pakistan,Sri Lanka,Crafts,Artisans,Handlooms,Textiles,Craftspersons | cloth | Scoop.it
Craft Revival Trust is creating an encyclopedia of information on the Indian crafts and textiles sector and its artisans and craftspersons.
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Under Dyeing Indigo - Japanese Textile Workshops 日本の ...

Under Dyeing Indigo - Japanese Textile Workshops 日本の ... | cloth | Scoop.it
I live in a small mountain village just outside of Tokyo where I grow a crop of indigo every year and process it into a vat dye using traditional methods. With the resulting indigo I dye cotton and silk.
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MAIWA: LECTURE Barbara Shapiro

MAIWA: LECTURE Barbara Shapiro | cloth | Scoop.it
She combines a rich knowledge of historical and ethnic textiles with broad technical experience in weaving, dyeing, and basketry. ...
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loomstate: Indigo, : an interview with Jenny Balfour-Paul

loomstate: Indigo, : an interview with Jenny Balfour-Paul | cloth | Scoop.it
They are making new discoveries in China, where, for example, they've found mummies of Urumchi wrapped in cloth dyed with indigo, but I haven't seen those. So exciting research is ...
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Silkies of Madagascar Trailer

Produced by: THE SANTA FE INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET: www.folkartmarket.org Executive Producer: JUDITH ESPINAR Director/Sr. The silk weavers of Madagascar and how the international folk art market in Sante Fe is supporting traditional skills and providing a livelihood for women.

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Local fashion: Traditional costume of the Akha people

Local fashion: Traditional costume of the Akha people | cloth | Scoop.it
My today's ethnic post will be about traditional costume of the Akha people. The Akha are an indigenous hill tribe that live in villages ... The clothes are spun by hand, weaved together, and dyed indigo by the Akha women.
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file under fiber: Shibori Circles with Patricia Freiert this one

file under fiber: Shibori Circles with Patricia Freiert this one | cloth | Scoop.it
Plexiglass doesn't absorb the dye, so no wrapping is needed. After three minutes in the indigo, the fabric and clamp assembly was left to damp dry (in yellow bowl, above) and, when unfolded, revealed a "circle of circles" ...
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The Genteel | How Designers Are Helping Save Tribal Textiles

The Genteel | How Designers Are Helping Save Tribal Textiles | cloth | Scoop.it
Just a few years ago, traditional hand woven textiles were at risk of being lost due to economic pressures.
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Welcome to Kala Raksha Preservation of Traditional Arts

Welcome to Kala Raksha Preservation of Traditional Arts | cloth | Scoop.it
Kala Raksha Overview – Preservation of Traditional Arts – Textiles and Embroidery...
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Singing Pictures - Preview / Astra Film Festival 2006 / International

Singing Pictures by Lina Fruzzetti, Akos Ostor - A film on the scroll painters and singers of Naya Village in  India

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Pragmatic Idealism | Metropolis Magazine

Pragmatic Idealism | Metropolis Magazine | cloth | Scoop.it
Docey Lewis balances humanitarian impulses with the bottom line in setting up design collaborations with traditional artisans.
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Living Blue and the Nijera Cottage and Village Industries | Community-Led Total Sanitation

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Is Japanese Indigo Dyeing, Dying? « textile incubator

Is Japanese Indigo Dyeing, Dying? « textile incubator | cloth | Scoop.it
A few centuries ago, indigo dyeing workshops were called kouya and were all over Japan. However, now almost all of the kouyas have been closed and only a few are left, preserving the tradition. The Folk Art Movement in ...
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LuRu HOME / NANKEEN | Nicely Made in China

LuRu HOME / NANKEEN | Nicely Made in China | cloth | Scoop.it
Imagine giving a new lease of life to a thousand year old Chinese tradition! This is exactly ... When dry, the fabric with the paste on it is dipped into vats of indigo dye and then left to dry for 10 days in the breeze.
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Exploring Weaving in Luang Prabang, Laos | So Crafty powered by ...

Exploring Weaving in Luang Prabang, Laos | So Crafty powered by ... | cloth | Scoop.it
Weaving in traditional dress. Weaving plays a central role in Laotian commerce and garb. To get a sense of the variety of weaving patterns used in garments that are still worn today in Laos, particularly if you haven't had a chance to visit ...
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