5 Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Posted on September 19, 2014 by tim

In the small village on the bank of the river there is still a factory which continues the tradition of old craftsmanship. Well, there is no real continuity as in 1927 it was converted into a communist owned factory with appointed managers, however the methods they use today are very reminiscent of the ones they used years ago. They even used the old machinery from long ago. And here Dmitriy is taking a tour around and we can see the photos thanks to his effort:

Locals say the factory is a local point of interest preserving the tradition of crafting, says Dmitry, and are pretty much aware of its existence obviously. So lets see whats inside.

Those old looms help to produce traditionally ornamented tablecloths, towels, napkins, shirts and so on.

The most used colors are red and white.

That’s how a typical workplace looks. See, there is a photo of a kid, like a lot of people like having on their work desk. Here it sits on a loom.

No external mechanical force is being applied. 

Everything is being powered by manpower. Not sure if I can call it manpower as its powered by women.

Dmitry says he would definitely ruin all those threads if he was allowed to try weaving. 


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5 Responses to “Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making”

  1. john says:

    Very interesting , good posting. nice town.

  2. Vijay says:

    Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Erik Johnson says:

    I tip a glass to Dmitry .
    To his curiosity and excellent photography .
    And one to EnglishRussia for bringing this
    excellent view out into the open .
    Many Thanks

  4. montanagood4soul says:

    Very talented craftswomen! Each clothing piece has a great deal of hard work and soul put into it. I’ll bet the quality is much better than most modern clothing. I wonder if they were to sale online if people from outside of village would buy or maybe price would be to prohibitive.

  5. Nicole says:

    What town in Russia is this?

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