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Nordic Clinker Boat Traditions

Language: English

Inscription in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2021. Nordic clinker boats are small, open wooden boats between five and ten metres long. For almost two millenia, the people of the Nordic region have been building clinker boats using the same basic techniques: thin planks are fastened to a backbone of keel and stems, and the overlapping planks are fastened together with metal rivets, treenails or rope. A symbol of common Nordic coastal heritage, today’s clinker boats are primarily used in traditional festivities and sporting events. Traditionally, knowledge was transmitted through apprenticeships, but formal training from public and private specialized boat-building institutions is now available as well

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

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Place/region: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Europe
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Kristian J. Engelsen, Sveinung Ystad
Publisher: Oslo Film Company
Producer: Kristian J. Engelsen, Sveinung Ystad
Coproducer/sponsor: Forboundet KYSTEN; The Coastal Federation of Norway
Published in:
Rights: Oslo Film Company; UNESCO

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-8b10-0168600003.HD.MP4
Source ref.: DOC: 0168600003
Rights holder: Oslo Film Company