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Ornek - a Crimean Tatar ornament and knowledge about it

Language: English

Inscription in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2021. Ornek is a Ukrainian system of symbols and their meanings, used in various mediums such as embroidery, weaving and pottery. The symbols are arranged to create a narrative composition. There are around thirty-five symbols in total, each with its unique meaning and connotations. The Crimean Tatar communities understand the meaning of the symbols and often commission artisans to create certain compositions with specific meanings. The practice and knowledge are transmitted by skilled artisans within families and communities, in informal contexts such as embroidery classes, and in formal contexts such as universities.

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

Topics and Tags
Place/region: Ukraine, Eastern Europe
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Esma Adzhiieva
Producer: Esma Adzhiieva
Coproducer/sponsor: Ukranian Cultural Foundation
Published in:
Rights: UNESCO

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-8b45-0160100023.HD.MP4
Source ref.: DOC: 0160100023
Rights holder: Ukranian Cultural Foundation; Esma Adzhiieva