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Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structures. ©UNESCO 2011
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Celebrations of big shoulder-borne processional structures

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Catholic processions featuring large shoulder-borne processional structures take place throughout Italy, especially in Nola, Palmi, Sassari and Viterbo. These communal celebrations require the involvement of musicians and singers, as well as skilled artisans who manufacture the processional structures and create the ceremonial clothes and artefacts. The coordinated, equitable sharing of tasks in a common project is a fundamental part of the celebrations. The structures are recreated annually through informal transmission of the techniques and knowledge concerned.

on this subject: Nomination file/ Dossier de candidature

Place/country: Italy,
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2013 sur la Liste représentative
Type: Documentary
Credits: Tango Produzioni (publisher),
Published in: 2011

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