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Mongolian Calligraphy

Language: English

Mongolian calligraphy is the technique of handwriting in the Classical Mongolian script, which comprises ninety letters connected vertically by continuous strokes to create words. After decades of suppression, Mongolian calligraphy has experienced a rebirth since the country's democratization in the 1990s. Traditionally, mentors select the best students and train them to be calligraphers over a period of five to eight years. At present, only three middle-aged scholars voluntarily train the small community of just over twenty young calligraphers.

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

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Place/region: Mongolia, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Jalair D.Batbayar Published in:
Rights: Calligraphy center, Mongolia; Great Hunnu Pictures

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2013-0087300009.MP4
Source ref.: DOC:0087300009/CAND:00873
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Calligraphy center, Mongolia; Great Hunnu Pictures