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Chovqan, a traditional Karabakh horse-riding game
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Language(s): Azerbaijani  subtitles: Eng

Summary/Historical Context

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Chovqan is a traditional horse-riding game played on a grassy field by two competing teams of five riders mounted on Karabakh horses. Players use wooden mallets to drive a small leather or wooden ball into their opponents' goal. The game is accompanied by instrumental folk music called ''janghi''. Chovqan strengthens feelings of identity rooted in nomadic culture. The practice and transmission of Chovqan have weakened, however, due to socio-economic factors leading to a shortage of players, trainers and Karabakh horses.


on this subject: Video submitted in the nomination file/Vidéo soumise dans le dossier de candidature

Place/country: Azerbaijan,
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List/Inscriptions 2013 sur la Liste de sauvegarde urgente,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:11:33
Author/director: Nizami Abbas,
Published in:2012

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