The Concrete Place of the Intagible Cultural Heritage: The Barana Chambers of Konya

Yakici A.

MILLI FOLKLOR, no.87, pp.94-100, 2010 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 87
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : MILLI FOLKLOR
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-100


One of the elements of the cultural heritage which is not concrete is "barana," living in Turkey. Barana which is a kind of traditional element, fundamentally based on entertainment, provides the young and the old with social solidarity. Although banana is called the same in the different regions of Turkey, it differs slightly in terms of the performance manners, socio cultural atmosphere and its performance places. Banana meetings that have been held for the sake of communion and entertainment for many decades are held today in Balikesir, which is situated at the west of Turkey, and Konya, situated at the south of Turkey, according to the rules, peculiar to the traditional form.