Donegal Carpets – No. 7
Carpets have been made in Killybegs, Co. Donegal since 1899, when Alexander Morton, a Scot, introduced the craft of hand-knotting carpets to Ireland. Famous all over the world, Donegal carpets have found their way to Buckingham Palace, England, government offices in Washington, D.C. and they were also made for the luxury Cunard Liner’s, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary. This film covers all aspects of the carpet-making process, including the selection of colours, wool dyeing, mounting of the warp on the huge looms and the skilled hand-knotting and finishing of these magnificent carpets. Made in 1978.
Commentary- Ray Mc Anally; Music- Michéal Ó Súilleabháin; Running time – 26 minutes