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Kovanica Polegla po Travi / Forged Cythe Lying on the Grass

Language: Bosnian, subtitles Eng

The most important social event in the Kupres municipality is the annual mowing competition that takes place in July at a specific meadow called Strljanica, which is also the local name for the custom. The contest involves the manual mowing of grass using a scythe and is judged by the time, effort and amount mown as cutting grass at that altitude requires strength and a special technique. The top three mowers are recognized, with the chief mower treated as a leader who ensures the successful mowing of all the fields to gather hay for the cattle; agriculture and cattle breeding are essential parts of the area’s economy

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

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Place/region: Kupres, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eastern Europe
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Bosnia and Herzegovina. Federal Ministry of Culture and Sport
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Rights: Bosnia and Herzegovina. Federal Ministry of Culture and Sport

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-0151200019-HD
Rights holder: Bosnia and Herzegovina. Federal Ministry of Culture and Sport; UNESCO