handweberei I + II

I just came across these fantastic German films from the 1930s.  If you've ever been curious about the whole weaving process, this is pretty much how it's done. Only most hand weavers do all of this on their own. I might have to get a pair of weaving overalls now.

 

I love how the mechanical aspects of the process are exposed. Weaving is really so much more than throwing a shuttle back and forth. I'm also thinking these fellas were pretty proud of their flying shuttle and automatic cloth advance too!