Weaving a New Pattern

The beautiful naturally dyed cloth of the Ba’ker’yaw (Sgaw Karen) people is famous. Spinning cotton, dying vibrant colors out of natural materials (bark, leaves, seeds and earth) relies on both the deep indigenous knowledge of the weavers, but also on a healthy ecosystem that supports the plants they use to dye the cloth. This film tells the story of the weavers of Huay Hee and other villages in the remote mountains of Northern Thailand.

  • Rachel Roff
  • Mark Ritchie
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2020
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  • Eugene Environmental Film Festival
    Eugene, Oregon
    United States
    October 2, 2020
    Online only
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Rachel Roff

When I was young, I thought I would be a writer. I spun stories constantly and was an avid reader. When I discovered my love for video production, I realized that it was storytelling that I truly loved all along.

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