• Short Summary

    Traditional crafts and goods of Marrakech, Morocco.

  • Description

    M/S of hotel in Marrakech with palm trees outside as a car drives past and out of shot. M/S of a man bargaining with a rug seller near the hotel entrance; C/U of the tourist inspecting some of the brightly coloured rugs.

    M/S of orange and red dyed wool hanging out to dry above a street, tilt down to show the street below as two men pass by; one on a donkey, one pushing a bicycle. M/S of a man fixing a bamboo pole with wool hanging over it to a wall in a courtyard area, panning right to show another line with wool drying on it. M/S of the man in traditional costume and fez hat arranging the wool strands over the line; this is a nice shot with sections of yellow and silver wool.

    M/S of a street in Marrakech with red and orange wool hanging out to dry above a street as people walk by below. M/S as a man walks along a street with a donkey. we pan right to show some horses being held by a local man; behind then are some stalls with blue and red wool hanging from poles to dry.

    M/S of two craftsmen sitting at adjacent open windows in a street. Commentator says "Each craft has its corner of the bazaar in which the rival specialists sit next door to each other, and turn out very similar, often remarkable, works of art". M/S and C/U of one of the men sitting at a wheel and spinning. M/S of carpenter hammering a panel together.

    M/Ss of a local boy holding some threads and crossing them over to help a weaver at his work. C/Us of the weaver's hands and the boy's hands, panning up to show his face.

    L/S of a mountain with a village at the foot of it.

    Note: print used for transfer; neg is incomplete. Nice, colourful story showing craftsmen at work.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:07:00 / 01:26:51:00
    CP 283

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