Wheel of prosperity

India, 1955

Film
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Spinning and weaving was part of the ancient heritage in India and many villagers earned their living by making textiles. When machine-made materials were imported these villages were thrown out of work and many starved. Ghandi recognised that the revival of cottage industries was essential for prosperity and through his influence the home woven textiles again became popular. The growing of cotton, spinning, carding and weaving and the marking of very simple machines to carry out these processes are shown in the film. The spinning wheel has been adopted as the symbol of prosperity for India.

Credits

producer

Jehangir Bhownagary

production company

Documentary Films of India

Duration

00:11:00:00

Production places
India
Production dates
1955

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011864

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Industries - India

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Spinning

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artisans

Crafts & Visual Arts → Spinning

History → India - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - India

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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