In Sicily, spun lava is used for from soundproofing to glamorous gowns - extraordinary story!
GV. Quarry with men working. SV. Workmen putting lava bricks into a crushing machine. SV. Man shovelling the lava chips onto a pile. SV. Man shovelling lava ships into the oven in the factory, & CV. CV. Lava wool being agitated with a stick. GV. Factory showing the lava wool coming out of the oven and being scooped up like hay and loaded on a truck. GV. Women sorting the wool in front of the spinners. TV. Pan along a sheet of sponge fabric which is being rolled up - it is to be used as an insulator. CV. Rope weaving mechanism at work. GV. Thick rope coming out of machine and being rolled up. CV. Length of material marked "Fusijama". CV. Piece of white material marked Etna. SV. A model wearing a dress and coat made of this material - very glamorous. GV. Model wearing a sort of a long cape made of this stuff.
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