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Geleneksel Çini Ustaligi / Traditional Craftsmanship of Çini-making. ©UNESCO 2015
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Geleneksel Çini Ustaligi / Traditional Craftsmanship of Çini-making

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Language(s): Turkish, subtitles Eng

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Cini are traditional, handmade glazed tiles and ceramics made in Turkey with colourful motifs found on building facades and in homes. The designs, representing local customs and beliefs, are drilled on paper, transferred to the surface with contours hand drawn, then the work dyed, glazed and fired. Practised formally and informally in traditional workshops, public education centres, universities and in the home, çini making is considered an outlet for self-expression, development, healing and a symbolic aspect of Turkey's cultural identity.


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Place/Country: Turkey
Series: 2016 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Credits: Sermin Carkacı, director. Artifeks Media, Turkey, producer. Turkey. Ministry of Culture and Tourism, co-producer.
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