Archive for the ‘Ethnography’ Category

  • Centuries-old fabric found in Çatalhöyük

    on Apr 11, 14 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Excavation, News, Turkey • with Comments Off on Centuries-old fabric found in Çatalhöyük

    Excavations works that have been continuing in the earliest settlement of Çatalhöyük in the central Anatolian province of Konya have revealed a 9,000-year-old piece of linen fabric. The world’s first hemp-weaved fabric has been found in the ground of a burned house. The report about the new findings includes the process between June 15 and Aug. 15. More than 120 people from 22 countries worked for the excavations in this process. The most striking thing on the report is this fabric, which was wrapped around a baby skeleton. Best preserved piece The head of the

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  • Carnival in Strumica

    on Mar 3, 14 • in Anthropology, Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Etnology, News, Republic of Macedonia • with Comments Off on Carnival in Strumica

    “Every year with centuries, in a small city in the most southern part of Macedonia, there is a Carnival. The Strumica carnival has a long tradition with centuries. During the Middle Ages it was mentioned by the traveler Evlija Chelebija in 1670. The word Carnival is derived from from the Latin c a r n e – meat and v a l i – goodbye, meaning ”goodbye meat”, which associates the beginning of the fast, in this case the Lenten Fast.” Trimeri is a very old Christian custom which was practiced a long time ago,

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  • HAEMUS as a part of the UNESCO application to protect the martinki as an intangible world heritage

    on Mar 1, 14 • in Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Etnology, News, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia, Tradition • with Comments Off on HAEMUS as a part of the UNESCO application to protect the martinki as an intangible world heritage

    Official Announcement submitted to UNESCO headquarter ‘Happy First of March’ is an annual event held by HAEMUS – Centre for scientific research and promotion of culture from Skopje on 01.03. This tradition celebrates both the beginning of the spring and ancient custom connected with wearing martinki . The martinki are hand-made and given as present to one’s closest friends and family, a custom practiced for hundreds of years. On this day, red and white tassels, pom-poms and knit (braided) bracelets, all known as martinki, are given to the loved ones who pin them on clothing

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  • Event by UNESCO Club HAEMUS – Happy Grandma March Day 2014

    on Feb 25, 14 • in Anthropology, Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Etnology, News, Our Activity, Republic of Macedonia, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Event by UNESCO Club HAEMUS – Happy Grandma March Day 2014

    On March 01, 2014, at 11:00 am, UNESCO Club HAEMUS will host a public event at Skopje City Mall entitled “Grandma March” Day. Happy First of March! (mk. Среќна Баба Марта) is an annual event held by HAEMUS on 01.03. celebrating both, the beginning of the spring and ancient tradition connected with wearing of martinki (mk. мартинки). The event is supported by Cultural Heritage Protection Office and Institute of folklore “Marko Cepenkov”. Happy Grandma March Day 2014 event on Facebook

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  • Cetr’se ritual included in UNESCO’s Representative List

    on Dec 27, 13 • in Anthropology, Cultural heritage, Culture, Education, Ethnography, Etnology, Management, News, Republic of Macedonia, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Cetr’se ritual included in UNESCO’s Representative List

    The UNESCO National Commission marked Thursday the inclusion of Macedonia’s first ritual, called Cetrse, in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The application was filed in 2011 while the announcement was made during a conference held in Baku on Dec. 2-7. Cetrse is a unique and centuries-old custom marked annually on the Feast of the Holy Forty Martyrs (March 22), honoring the venerable martyrs of Sebaste and marking the first day of spring. Participants gather on the streets and squares of Stip and then first go to the church on the

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  • Exhibition: ‘Resplendent Dress From Southeastern Europe’

    on Feb 18, 13 • in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cultural heritage, Ethnography, Etnology, Exhibition, Kosovo, Montenegro, News, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Serbia • with Comments Off on Exhibition: ‘Resplendent Dress From Southeastern Europe’

    The countries of southeastern Europe maintain some of the most elaborate and diverse traditions of dress in western Eurasia. Beyond their beauty and their importance as markers of identity in a landscape of great cultural diversity, these garments also preserve strong traces of the developmental stages of modern “Western” dress, which begins with a simple string skirt. “Resplendent Dress From Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers” ― on view at the Fowler Museum at UCLA from March 10 through July 14 ― explores the traditional garments of 12 small countries and shows the major historical

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