Appalachian handcrafting of chairs and blankets by Appalachian men and women, with help from Watauga Industries
Boone North Carolina USA Date:1934 Duration:2 min 44 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Appalachian men and women make handcrafts for sale, with assistance from Watauga Industries, part of the Watauga Mission of the Lutheran Church, near Boone, North Carolina. Mr. H.C. Ford, of the mission visits appalachian carpenters who are building handmade chairs. View of a carpenter planing wood for a chair and shaving wood from a cylinder part of the chair. A completed chair and bench. An elderly woman separating cotton fibers using two wired brushes, then weaving the cotton into a blanket at a hand and foot operated loom. Two women holding up the finished blanket. Mr. H.C. Ford brings money to one of the carpenters, earned from the sale of chairs.
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