The Creel

Details

Location

Boho

Year

1974

Source

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

13min 17sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Victor McManus

Rights Holder

Victor McManus

Description

Brandy McManus, a practitioner of the disappearing art of creel basket making, shares the secrets of the craft.

The process of making creel baskets, the materials used and even the purpose of the creel can vary greatly from region to region. Whilst creel baskets in many places are used primarily by fishermen to hold their catch, for example, as lobster pots, in Ireland they were commonly used for the carrying of turf, or firewood. This material is courtesy of Victor McManus.
 

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Participant: Bernard 'Brandy' McManus

Camera: Victor McManus

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