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Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlac, Resist Block Printing and Indigo Dyeing in Europe

Language: Deutsch, subtitles Eng

Blaudruck/Modrotisk/Kékfestés/Modrotlac, which translates as blueprint or blue-dyeing, refers to the practice of printing a dye-resistant paste onto a cloth before it is dyed indigo. The paste prevents the dye from penetrating the design. To apply the designs onto the cloth, practitioners use hand-crafted blocks up to 300 years old, featuring regionally-inspired patterns, generic designs or Christian motifs. Nowadays, the practice is mainly conducted in family-owned workshops, run by the second to seventh generation of printers, and traditional knowledge is still based on (mainly family-owned) journals dating back to the nineteenth century.

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Place/region: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Europe
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Deniz Blazeg, Florian Höhlich
Coproducer/sponsor: Austrian Comission for UNESCO
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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLT-2018-RL-0136500005
Source ref.: DOC:0136500005;CAND:01365
Rights holder: Austrian Comission for UNESCO