Helium Horse-shaped Balloon at the Turkish Festival
Balloons that stay aloft due to being filled with a gas less dense than air such as helium are called Gas balloons. The gas balloon was invented by Frenchman Jacques Charles. This particular Helium balloon was filmed at the Turkish Festival in New Delhi. The highlights of the Festival include an Ottoman Turkish military band, whirling Sufi Dervishes, a Turkish bazaar, Turkish cuisine, Ebru art, folk dances, calligraohy and lots more. Also, a lucky draw will be held, the winner of which gets to fly to Turkey with Turksih Airlines. A variety of Turkish musicians and dancers will perform live during the fest. It will feature hosts of events such as demonstration of Turkish calligraphy and a performance by Mehterans - considered to be the oldest variety of military marching band in the world. There will also be a water marbling demonstration and the two day fest will also include stalls at the Turkish bazaar and local cuisine. The festival is bringing authentic cuisines including kebabs, donair, vegetarian and olive oil dishes, gozleme (pancake), borek (flaky pastry), mantı (Turkish ravioli), sarma (stuffed vine leaves), drinks such as ayran (buttermilk) and desserts like baklava and popular Turkish tea and coffee. Ebru, the Turkish art of water marbling will demonstrate making of patterns on paper by transferring colour from the surface of a liquid onto paper. The art is known to be practiced in Istanbul for more than five hundred years and is being passed from one generation to another generation. This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production, and in the case of this footage from the Turkish Fest, we can take up the same with Indialogue Foundation. We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Reach us at wfi @ vsnl.com and [email protected] The visitors will also get to see live demonstration of Turkish calligraphy. The scribes usually display their skills at fairs and exhibitions as they produce works of calligraphy in a few seconds without taking help from any template.