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Chogan, a Horse-riding Game Accompanied by Music and Storytelling. ©UNESCO 2016
Chogan, a Horse-riding Game Accompanied by Music and Storytelling

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Chogan is a horse-riding game traditionally played in royal courts and urban fields and accompanied by music and storytelling. In Chogan, two rider teams compete and the aim is to pass the ball through the opposing team’s goal post using a wooden stick. Chogan has a strong connection to the identity and history of its bearers and practitioners. It is transmitted informally within the family sphere, as well as by dedicated associations through training and support for local masters.


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Place/Country: Iran
Series: 2017 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Video report
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Authors and personalities: Reza Ebrahiminejad, director.
Production: Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), producer.
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Rights/Droits: Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO)

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