Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

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:

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

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.

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

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

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

The most used colors are red and white.

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

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.Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

No external mechanical force is being applied. Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Everything is being powered by manpower. Not sure if I can call it manpower as its powered by women.Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Dmitry says he would definitely ruin all those threads if he was allowed to try weaving. Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

So, a master and his craft. Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

And that’s what comes out at the end of the process:Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Of course, there is a shop and guided tours on what is it all about and how much it is. You see a crock pot and a box there? I wonder if they sell them too, just because they can. Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

And here Dmitry exited the factory and went for a walk around to see how people live. And that’s how.Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making

 

Thanks again to Dmitry for his photos and hope you enjoyed this improvised trip to a place where something unique and hand made is still being made.

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5 thoughts on “Trip to a Traditional Cloths and Fabric Making”

  1. 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

  2. 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.

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