Legend of the Loom | Nice IFF 2018

25/04/2018 By Film Fest Webteam

Directed By
Purabi Matin

Short Documentary

This ground-breaking film covers the story of muslin, a transparent, light, cotton fabric which was woven from a unique plant that grew only along the banks of the river Brahmaputra in Bengal. It takes the viewer on a breath-taking 2000-year-old journey; from the pages of the Mahabharata where this unique fabric was first mentioned, the rivers of Bengal where its skilled craftspeople live even today, its royal clientele spread across European and Mughal courts, and the eventual extinction of the craft

Run time: 42m