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Lahij. Homeland of Copper Craftsmen

Language: English

Copper craftsmanship of Lahij is the traditional practice of making and using copperware in the Lahij community of the Caucasus. The copper-smelting master prepares the copper then the coppersmith-hammerer moulds it into thin plates. A craftsperson engraves the plates with designs environmental in nature reflecting traditional knowledge and values. People from Azerbaijan buy the copperware to use it in their daily lives. The practice is transmitted from father to son and said to be a clear marker of Lahij identity.

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Place/region: Azerbaijan, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Gulnara Abdullayeva
Participant: Fariz Aqamirov
Publisher: Azerbaijan. Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Producer: Javid Imamverdiyev
Published in:
Rights: Azerbaijan. Ministry of Culture and Tourism

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-RL-2015-0067500033
Source ref.: DOC:0067500033; CAND:00675
Rights holder: UNESCO; Azerbaijan. Ministry of Culture and Tourism