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Hüsn-i Hat, traditional art of Islamic calligraphy

Language: Turkish, subtitles Eng

Inscription in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2021. The hüsn-i hat is the centuries-old Turkish calligraphy art. Traditional tools include a glazed paper, a reed pen, pen knives and soot ink. Many calligraphers, or hattats, make their own tools and play an important role in the transmission of the hüsn-i hat tradition, passing on their knowledge, craftsmanship skills and values through apprenticeships. The hüsn-i hat can be written on paper, leather, stone, marble, glass and wood, among others. It is traditionally used for religious and literary texts.

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

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Place/region: Turkey, Asia
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: Turkey. Ministry of Culture and Tourism
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Rights: Turkey. Ministry of Culture and Tourism; UNESCO

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-8b43-0168400006.HD.MP4
Source ref.: DOC: 0168400006
Rights holder: Turkey. Ministry of Culture and Tourism