The Resource A Million Threads

A Million Threads

Label
A Million Threads
Title
A Million Threads
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Distributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every year at full moon in november, thirty women gather at Shwe Phone Pwint Pagoda in the Botataung district of Myanmar's former capital Yangon to take part in a competition known as Matho Thingan. Their task is to weave the finest robes for the temple's Buddha images. All robes must be finished by dawn otherwise they are considered 'stale'. Encouraged by large croweds and an orchestra of pulsating drums and high-pitched oboes, the teams of dedicated female competitors work the handlooms frenziedly back and forth in a feat that celebrates Buddha's own foster mother, Gautami, who is said to have woven her son a robe in a single day
Cataloging source
VDU
Language note
In English
Label
A Million Threads
Publication
Distribution
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Filmclip
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1303340
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (15 minutes)
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36104504
System control number
kanopy303341

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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