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Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of Tajikistan

Language: Tajik subtitles Eng

Chakan embroidery is the art of sewing designs, which symbolize people's wishes, onto fabric used for daily life. Ornaments are also included to decorate items, such as women's shirts and bedspreads. Chakan craftswomen meet almost daily to talk, tell stories and sing folksongs while they sew. Skills transmission occurs between females in families, from older to younger members. Craftswomen and local people wear embroidered pieces for special occasions with pride. The Tajiks consider the practice a marker of national identity.

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Topics and Tags
Place/region: Tajikistan, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2018 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Participant: Lutfivia Bobieva
Publisher: TV Safina
Producer: Nosir Saidov
Published in:

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLT-2018-RL-0139700005
Source ref.: DOC:0139700005; CAND:01397
Rights holder: TV Safina
Addicional info: Previously proposed on 2015