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Smoke Sauna in Voromaa

Language: English

The smoke sauna tradition is an important part of everyday life in the Võro community of Estonia. It comprises a set of traditions including the actual bathing customs, the skills of making bath whisks, building and repairing saunas, and smoking meat in the sauna. Practised usually on Saturdays but also before major festivals or family events, it is primarily a family custom whose main function is to relax the body and mind. Families take turns hosting each other.

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Place/region: Voromaa, Estonia, Eastern Europe
Series: 2014 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Tina Rebane, Avireti Ou
Publisher: NPO Voro Society VKKF
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Rights: NPO Voro Society VKKF

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Original: Video.MPEG
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2014-0095100006.MPG
Source ref.: DOC:0095100006; CAND:00951
Rights holder: UNESCO ; NPO Voro Society VKKF