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Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of Tajikistan. ©Dilshod Rahimov, 2017 2017
Chakan, embroidery art in the Republic of Tajikistan

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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.

on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature

Place/region: Tajikistan, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2018 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Authors and personalities: Lutfivia Bobieva, participant.
Production: TV Safina, producer. Nosir Saidov, producer.
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