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Handmade Production of Christmas Tree Decorations from Blown Glass Beads

Language: English

The handmade production of Christmas tree decorations from blown glass beads is a traditional practice connected with glass production in North Bohemia, where blown glass beads have been produced since the late eighteenth century. The beads are produced by blowing a heated glass tube inserted into a brass mould in a specialized production process by practitioners working from home and in the parent factory. Originally, the beads were primarily used for jewellery and embroidery on folk costumes, but since the mid-nineteenth century they have also been used for handmade decorations.

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Place/region: Czech Republic, Eastern Europe
Series: 2020 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Director: Matěj Kubík Published in:
Rights: Creative Commons

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-0155900005-HD
Source ref.: DOC: 0155900023; CAND:01559
Rights holder: Matěj Kubík; UNESCO