Making rope in the countryside

Material Information

Making rope in the countryside
Uniform Title:
The Bryant Slides Collection
The Bryant Slides Collection, Cuba
Unknown ( Photographer )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
35 mm


Subjects / Keywords:
Ropemakers -- Cuba
Peasants -- Cuba -- Social conditions
Peasants -- 1950-1960
Huts -- Cuba -- 1950-1960
Straw hats -- Cuba -- 1950-1960
Cuba -- Description and travel
Cuba -- Social life and customs
Spatial Coverage:
Cuba -- Caribbean region


General Note:
The slides were taken on collecting trips sponsored by the William L. Bryant Foundation, where books, music and art indigenous to the regions were gathered. The are organized by geographical location.
General Note:
This photograph shows the rope making process in greater detail. Once the strands are attached to the wooden, they are stretched out. As the man at the very end pulls and turns his end the girl holding the wooden panel in the middle makes sure that the rope is kept straight and does not get tangled. This process, which is common for rope making generally uses three or four strands that are twisted into rope with a hand operated rope machine such as the one pictured. The photograph also shows two men at the very end with the plank, a girl holding the wooden panel and a man taking a break under the shade of a nearby tree.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Central Florida Libraries
Holding Location:
University of Central Florida
Rights Management:
All rights to images are held by the respective holding institution. This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce images and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections & University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, Orlando, FL 32816 phone (407) 823-2576, email:
Resource Identifier:
Sheet 84: 5