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HANDS Traditional Crafts of Ireland 2 DVD Set

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Celebrate and learn more about traditional Irish crafts and lifestyles. This two-DVD collection features five documentary films excerpted from the Irish archival series "Hands". Filmmaker David Shaw-Smith traveled throughout Ireland to capture the essence of Irish crafts and the people who make them. The five films in this compilation reflect the range and talents of these traditional craftspeople.

In "A Dublin Silversmith", you'll witness the craftsmen at Royal Charter Silver making a teapot. "Belleek Potteries" documents the proud history of the renowned Belleek Pottery. "Donegal Weavers" offers a look at the lifestyles of the traditional weavers who make the famous Donegal tweed. "Curraghs" details Ireland's prehistoric skin boats. And "Hurl Making" captures the making of hurl from ash tree.

  • Includes two DVDs and booklet
  • Features five documentary films on traditional Irish crafts, excerpted from the Irish archival series "Hands"
  • Made from 1978 to 1983
  • Total run time approximately 164 minutes
  • Made in Ireland

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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by educational I'll be using this and Stephen's Ireland dvd for our homeschooling. The 'traditional dvd' seems from 20 yrs ago, but very good. 04-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by SURPRISINGLY ENTERTAINING Great video and amazing talent. Don't judge it by the first two minutes ...you will love it and want to watch it over and over 03-24-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wonderful Artisians You folks could go a long way with this in showing how the famous Peterson Pipes are crafted from rare roots in their "Factory" in Sallynoggin, Ire, and show how the wonderful Aaran sweaters are made with the start of sheering the sheep to the fine made finished product of sweaters and scarves, How about throwing in how peat logs are cut, stacked, dried, sold, & shipped around the world. Show the picturesque villages with hand thatched roofs, and how the thatching is accomplished and wears over time. Let's see how Earthen ware is cast and fired with ancient Celtic symbols, and the best yet, how Waterford & Killarney & Gallway Crystal are created, and how Guinness and Jameson are made and aged and perfected before going on the market. What about Irish lace and linen? You folks at "Hands" should RUN with this product, Ireland has a wealth of history in every Irish product! 04-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by An Anniversary Gift for My Husband! I got this to give to my husband for our upcoming wedding anniversary. Though, it has, of course, not yet been opened, I think it's going to be a real Ireland masterpiece and treasure to have, especially for the man in your life that likes to work with his 'hands'! I also purchased a small 'handmade' piece to go along with this DVD for my husband. I can't wait to give these gifts to him!!! This set comes packaged very well and would make a great gift for anyone! Simple, practical, and most unique!!! Thanks SO much, Ireland, for making this special set available to us! 04-06-12
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