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Khalapur Carpets

Indian carpets make their way to Montreal in this promotional film

Promotional 1932 12 mins Silent


"An Eastern Art for the Western World!," proclaims this promotional film for the Henry Morgan & Co. department store Montreal, Canada. The film shows rug making in the village of Khamaria in Madhya Pradesh. It includes footage of dying, weaving, ceremonial dancing, winding and setting warp threads, drying wool in the sun, weavers at work at their looms. Finally, the Canadian buyers are seen inspecting carpets, and bales are packed for shipment to Montreal.