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Geleneksel Çini Ustaligi / Traditional Craftsmanship of Çini-making

Language: Turkish, subtitles Eng

Cini are traditional, handmade glazed tiles and ceramics made in Turkey with colourful motifs found on building facades and in homes. The designs, representing local customs and beliefs, are drilled on paper, transferred to the surface with contours hand drawn, then the work dyed, glazed and fired. Practised formally and informally in traditional workshops, public education centres, universities and in the home, çini making is considered an outlet for self-expression, development, healing and a symbolic aspect of Turkey's cultural identity.

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Topics and Tags
Place/region: Turkey, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Sermin Carkacı
Publisher: Artifeks Media, Turkey
Coproducer/sponsor: Turkey. Ministry of Culture and Tourism
Published in:
Rights: Turkey. Ministry of Culture and Tourism

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UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-2016-RL-0105800018
Source ref.: DOC:0105800018. CAND:01058
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Turkey. Ministry of Culture and Tourism