I happened across the Prelinger video archives today just by chance. While browsing the massive collection available to the public, I found an amazing historic video of embroidery workers from the Philippines. The video is a little long but the captions are great and the work is amazing. It's hard to believe that these women sat outside in the humid weather among palm trees and river banks embroidering everyday.
If you don't feel like watching the whole video, at least skip ahead to 9:05 to see the amazing finished work. It is simply stunning.