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Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional Armenian bread as an expression of culture. ©UNESCO 2013
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Lavash, the preparation, meaning and appearance of traditional Armenian bread as an expression of culture

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Lavash bread is a traditional thin bread that forms an integral part of Armenian cuisine. Its preparation requires great effort, coordination and special skills and strengthens family, community and social ties. Women work in groups to bake lavash, which is commonly served rolled around local cheeses, greens or meats. It plays a ritual role in weddings, where it is placed on the shoulders of newlyweds to bring fertility and prosperity. Men are also involved through making tools and building ovens.


on this subject: Nomination file /Dossier de candidature

Place/country: Armenia
Series: 2014 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Credits: Marianna Paytyan, director ; Yura Vahanyan, director.
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