Intangible Heritage in Armenia

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Presented during the VIVA EAST Thematic Seminar on Intangible Heritage, Cahul, Republic of Molvova, Sept. 2012

Author: Sarhat Petrosyan

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Intangible Heritage in Armenia

  1. 1. IntangibleHeritagein ArmeniaThematic Seminar, Cahul,Sept. 2012 Source: PanArmenianPhoto
  2. 2. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Intangible Heritage in Armenia • National Legislation • Listed Elements • Intangible Tavush
  3. 3. Intangible Heritage in Armenia National Legislation September 21, 1990 – Armenia became an independent Republic March 20, 2006 - Armenia signed UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage National Assembly of Armenia approved it on October 17, 2003 October 23, 2006 – Armenia signed UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions National Assembly of Armenia approved it on May 27, 2007
  4. 4. Intangible Heritage in Armenia National Legislation November 20, 2002 – Law on Basics Cultural Legislation Approved by National Assembly of Armenia October 8, 2009 - Law on Intangible Cultural Heritage Approved by National Assembly of Armenia
  5. 5. Intangible Heritage in Armenia National Legislation November 23, 2006 - Government of Armenia approved the Strategy on safeguarding and preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage May 3, 2007 - Government of Armenia approved the Work plan for safeguarding and preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage
  6. 6. Intangible Heritage in Armenia National Legislation March 11, 2010 - Government of Armenia approved the Decree on Criteria’s for shaping the Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists and the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage January 20, 2011 - Government of Armenia approved the Decree on Criteria’s for shaping the Urgent Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists and the List of the Urgent Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage
  7. 7. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Listed Elements Representative - 18 Urgent Safeguarding - 7 * UNESCO’s list - 2 **
  8. 8. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Folklore – legends Sasna Tsrer, Karose Khache* By H. Kojoyan
  9. 9. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Dance Kochari, Yarkhushta Photo by Sarhat Petrosyan
  10. 10. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Music Krunk (transl.: Crane – Type of Song and/or Singing), Gatsek – Tesek (Song), Batola (Dance Music), Vijak* (transl.: condition, selection song for games), Avetis* (transl.: good news – Type of Song and/or Singing) Source: www.mindiaspora.am
  11. 11. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Fetes Traditional wedding ceremony (3-7 days), St. Sargis (Armenian Valentine), Trndez (Fire jumping), Vardavar (water throwing day), Barekendan* (Armenian Halloween) Photo by Vahan Abgaryan
  12. 12. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Fetes Traditional wedding ceremony (3-7 days), St. Sargis (Armenian Valentine), Trndez (Fire jumping), Vardavar (water throwing day), Barekendan* (Armenian Halloween) Photo by Narek Harutyunyan, Source: www.travelnews.am
  13. 13. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Cults St. Tevatoros (local cult), Tukh Manuk (local place cult), Khachbure (protection cult), Katiki bardzratsum (throat lifting) Source: www.armmonuments.am
  14. 14. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Food Khavits (boiled flour), Tari hats decoration (bread-cookie) Source: argishti1.do.am
  15. 15. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Other Traditional forging (blacksmith), Traditional Khachkar (cross- stone) making**, Family (lineage) tree, Tightrope dance (Rope walker)*, Fancywork* Copyright Bars Media, from The Last Tightrope Dancer in Armenia, Source: www.gaiff.am
  16. 16. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Other Traditional forging (blacksmith), Traditional Khachkar (cross- stone) making**, Family (lineage) tree, Tightrope dance (Rope walker)*, Fancywork* Photos by Sarhat Petrosyan
  17. 17. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Other Traditional forging (blacksmith), Traditional Khachkar (cross- stone) making**, Family (lineage) tree, Tightrope dance (Rope walker)*, Fancywork* Source: www. encyclopedia.am
  18. 18. Intangible Heritage in Armenia UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity • The Duduk and its Music (2005 / 2008) • Armenian Khachkar (Cross stone) art, its symbolism and craftsmanship (2005 / 2010) Source: www.hobby.net.au
  19. 19. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Intangible Tavush Folklore – White buffalos of Gosh lake, burning books in 14th century (1375) by Monghols and in 20th century by Soviet authorities, demolition of a cross stone in Gosh and the death of the Soviet soldier Fetes – Vardavar, Vardavar and again Vardavar… Cults – Mkhitar Gosh’s Grave Food – Dolma from Koli leaves, different kinds of marinated vegetables, Ghaurma (cooked beef meet in its water) in Tik (bag made from beef’s skin), Organs of pig cooked in bowel
  20. 20. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Intangible Tavush Gosh lake Photo by Sarhat Petrosyan
  21. 21. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Intangible Tavush Music and Dance – Art College in Dilijan, Traditional Music Ensemble, Childrens Musical School (all funded by Dilijan Municipality), Brass hand Orchestra (established in 1880’s concerts in Rotonda) Theatre started 1880’s in Dilijan, started from 2013 will get funding from Municipality Library in Dilijan under renovation Dilijan Museum (Gallery + History) Art Saloon
  22. 22. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Intangible Tavush Rotonda in Dilijan (built in 1950’s in place of wooden) Photo by Sarhat Petrosyan
  23. 23. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Intangible Tavush Theatre in Dilijan started from 1880’s Photo by Sarhat Petrosyan
  24. 24. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Intangible Tavush Budu Art Saloon
  25. 25. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Intangible Tavush Artisans
  26. 26. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Intangible Tavush Vardavar (last Sunday of July) Food – Sali (Flour, Butter, Sour Cream, etc.), Konchogh (Bread, Onion, Oil, Butter, Egg), Lambs Blood (Fried Lamb’s blood, Onion, Oil), also traditional Armenian food: khorovats (barbeque), khashlama (lamb stew) Games – Horse ride (collecting food sitting on a horse), Tightrope dance (from Ararat valley), Snow collection (in Teghut village), Dances, Music
  27. 27. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Intangible Tavush Traditional Vardavar celebration at Haghartsin Monastery, Tavush Source: www.touradvice.am
  28. 28. Intangible Heritage in Armenia Sarhat Petrosyan /// www.sarhat.am Thanks for your attention…

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