Archive / Films / Jacob Collection – Film 6


B&W. 17:19min. Trivandrum, Kerala, India. c.1930s-1940s. Unidentified filmmaker. Village scenes. Women working with looms and spins. Fishing boats, traditional fishing nets supported by bamboo pillars and pirogues. Woman collecting sap into a cup fastened to a rubber tree. The village mill. Trivandrum (Thiruananthapuram) Kerala: The Secretariat Building, Kowdiar Palace. Indian snake charmers with king cobras. Villagers processing and spinning (hemp or jute?) fibres for weaving material. Men building a straw roof. Wood workers. Street performance of a masked dance. Communal well operated with a pair of cattle.


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