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Thniakh Mapmapotexnia / Tinian Marble Craftsmanship

Language: Modern Greek subtitles Eng

The art of marble-carving is an expression of the cultural identity of Tinos. Marble craftspeople possess empirical knowledge on the structure and properties of marble bearing rock. Transmission follows longstanding traditions where skills are passed on from master to apprentice, who are usually family members. Traditional motifs are mainly religious or apotropaic in nature often depicting cypresses, flowers, birds and ships and placed on buildings, churches and cemeteries. Designs for standard marble vessels and fanlights are used to bring fertility and prosperity.

on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature

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Place/region: Greece, Europe
Series: 2015 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Silas Michalakas, Ioannis N. Drinis
Publisher: Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports
Published in:
Rights: Greece. Ministry of Culture and Sports

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-RL-2015-0110300017
Source ref.: DOC:0110300017; CAND:01103
Rights holder: UNESCO; Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports