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Traditional craftsmanship of the Mongol Ger and its associated customs
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The Mongol Ger is a round structure comprising walls, poles and a ceiling covered with canvas and felt, and tightened with ropes. It is light enough for nomads to carry; flexible enough to fold and pack; and sturdy enough to be dismantled and reassembled. Craftsmanship of the traditional Mongol Ger is a communal enterprise, with men carving the wood and both women and men engaged in painting, sewing and stitching, and felt-making. Traditional craftsmanship is taught through mentoring by a senior craftspersons.

on this subject: Nomination file/ Dossier de candidature

Place/country: Mongolia,
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2013 sur la Liste représentative
Type: Documentary
Duration: 10 minutes
Credits: L.Ganbaatar (director),
Published in: 2011

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