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The Tradition of Carpet-making in Chiprovtsi

Language: Bulgarian subtitles Eng

Kilimi are hand-woven carpets made by the women of Chiprovtsi. The weavers use vertical handlooms to make two-sided tapestries traditionally used for floor coverings. The process of transmission occurs informally from mothers and grandmothers to daughters, often while working together on large carpets. The men of the town typically engage in wool production, processing and dyeing. The finished carpets are renowned for their composition, ornamental motifs and colour.

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Place/region: Chiprovtsi, Bulgaria, Europe
Series: 2014 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Mila Santova, Evgeni Petrakev, Anton Avramov
Publisher: Bulgaria. Ministry of Culture
Published in:
Rights: Bulgaria. Ministry of Culture

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2014-0096500018
Source ref.: DOC:0096500018; CAND:00965
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Bulgaria. Ministry of Culture