• Short Summary

    Part of a documentary film about the farming of silk worms in Kashmir.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material -

    Part of a documentary film about the farming of silk worms in Kashmir.

    Kashmir, India / Pakistan.

    VS of mountains of Kashmir. Lower hills are covered with plantations of the Mulberry tree. CU Kashmiri girls eating mulberry leaves. VS of silk worms being fed Mulberry leaves. VS the silk worms are placed in a wooden structure and begin to spin silk webs as cocoons. The silken cocoons are collected. One is cut open to show the chrysalis inside. CU of moth emerging from silken cocoon. Moths are picked off and sorted. CU of male and female moths mate. Moth eggs are collected and later weighed and boxed. VS as local people are given silk worm eggs to raise at home. The government will pay for cocoons that are grown.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3382.08
    Media URN:
    92382
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:27:07:00 / 01:31:27:00
    Canister:
    UN 4642 E

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