Traditional Cotton Weaving in north-east India

Women from the Naga tribes of Assam, Mizoram and Manipur weave cotton on a simple narrow loom. Women in Dacca used to spin thread onto a small spindle called the tuku'a which was then used by men to weave into muslin and bleached in the sun. In contrast, the Toda tribe from southern India has no tradition of weaving. They seem to have always bought the white cloth for their putkali dress from others. This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Reach us at wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com