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Lavash, the Preparation, Meaning and Appearance of Traditional Armenian Bread as an Expression of Culture

Language: English

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.


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Place/region: Lavash, Armenia, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2014 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Director: Marianna Paytyan, Yura Vahanyan Published in:
 

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMAS reference: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2014-0098500004
Source ref.: DOC:0098500004; CAND:00985
Rights holder: UNESCO; Marianna Paytyan; Yura Vahanyan

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