• Short Summary

    Traditional embroidery techniques are shown - ornate silver and gold designs.

  • Description

    Various shots of a mosque in Israel. Tilt down to show a group of women working in the open air doing embroidery. Narrator informs us that they are new arrivals from the Yemen in South Arabia. C/Us of some of the women - they display their work to the camera. C/Us of their handiwork. Narrator states that this embroidery forms the main source of income for Yemenite women. Intricate embroidery is in vogue, thanks in part to the Women's International Zionist Organisation.

    C/U of highly embroidered pieces of fabric and of the necklace worn by one of the women - an ornate piece of jewellery. Narrator states that the Yemenite families are undoubtedly the oldest Jewish community in the world and they are likely to prove a valuable addition to the Israeli nation."

    M/S of a family at work - the woman embroiders, the man does some silver work, the baby sits at their feet. Narrator speaks of the metal and silver work that Yemenite men excel at. C/U of a woman smiling as she threads a needle. C/U of her ornate metal necklace.

    Gold and silver wire is used as thread - various shots of work in progress and of an ornate head-dress worn by one of the women. M/S of a man working on a large piece of embroidery, it is spread out over the ground.

    Narrator ends by saying: "Among a young and virile nation, a community with ancient traditions is reviving its talents."

    Note: information about the Women's International Zionist Organisation exists in the documentation file. Check with version on CP 029 - there may be minor differences.

    See separate explanation record for CP 001: 'International Pictorials'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:18:00 / 01:07:16:00
    CP 001 Int'l

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