Ethiopia 1969 Reel 18 of 65

Category: Travelogue

Length: 17:49
Film ID F16-0361
Film Description Reel 18 of 65
Unedited travelogue


Cat. Reel 361 1969: Reel 18: Ethiopia. April 4. Gondar.

Open kiln: positioning pieces for firing.
Placing dry straw on pieces to be fired.
Skin bellows for working iron . Iron piece in charcoal fire.
Hammering on iron anvil.
Bellows: air tube held in place by stone.
Pounding and grinding raw clay, using two stones.
Brush animal corral. Bellows.
Grinding clay with stones. Baby in background.
Unloading kiln: each woman claims her own pieces.
Polishing hot clay pieces by rubbing with straw.
Unloading small figures.
Making a setting for a ring using hand tools (cu, 8 fps).
Broach on red background.
Silvery cross.
Long silver neck-piece.
Silver filigree box.
Hand-woven leather cross, pendant, bracelet, silver cross.
Gilt castle, possibly a replica of Gondar Castle.
Scribe copying a religious book onto goatskin (in Geez script)using
bamboo pen, horn ink pots. Smoothing goatskin with a stone.
Colored pictures in the book which is being copied.
Writing in book.
Debre Berhan Selassie Church (Portuguese construction): exterior view of one columned arcade.
Cross at top of church.
Scenes of paintings on wall and ceiling (all original, Seventeenth century style) (10 pan shots, good color).
Holy Trinity, Creation of heaven, earth, angels, wind. Four celestial animals. Fall of demons. Temptation of Adam and Eve. Expulsion from Eden.
Video Category Travelogue
Film Creator Watson Kintner
Topics Gondar, Ceramics, Jewelry making, Handcrafts, Churches, Antiquities, Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Marketplaces

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