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Chogan, a Horse-riding Game Accompanied by Music and Storytelling

Language: English

Chogan is a horse-riding game traditionally played in royal courts and urban fields and accompanied by music and storytelling. In Chogan, two rider teams compete and the aim is to pass the ball through the opposing team’s goal post using a wooden stick. Chogan has a strong connection to the identity and history of its bearers and practitioners. It is transmitted informally within the family sphere, as well as by dedicated associations through training and support for local masters.

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Place/region: Iran, Southwest Asia
Series: 2017 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Video report
Production and personalities:
Director: Reza Ebrahiminejad
Publisher: Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO)
Published in:
Rights: Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO)

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-2017-RL-0128200004
Source ref.: DOC:0128200004; CAND:01282
Rights holder: UNESCO; Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO)