Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices

The Committee meets annually to evaluate nominations proposed by States Parties to the 2003 Convention and decide whether or not to inscribe those cultural practices and expressions of intangible heritage on the Convention’s Lists.

By clicking on the inscribed elements below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.




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Results : 28 elements corresponding to 23 countries

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2017

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri, female traditional interior wall decoration in Asir, Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
Artisanal processes and plant fibers techniques for talcos, crinejas and pintas weaving of the pinta’o hatPanama
Kazakh traditional Assyk gamesKazakhstan
Traditional art of Shital Pati weaving of SylhetBangladesh

2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional craftsmanship of Çini-makingTurkey
Traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and the Republic of MoldovaRepublic of Moldova – Romania

2014

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Ebru, Turkish art of marblingTurkey
The tradition of carpet-making in ChiprovtsiBulgaria
Traditional art and symbolism of Kelaghayi, making and wearing women’s silk headscarvesAzerbaijan
Traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab, IndiaIndia
Zmijanje embroideryBosnia and Herzegovina

2012

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Ala-kiyiz and Shyrdak, art of Kyrgyz traditional felt carpetsKyrgyzstan
Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of PapuaIndonesia

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Al Sadu, traditional weaving skills in the United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates

2010

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Traditional art of Azerbaijani carpet weaving in the Republic of AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in FarsIran (Islamic Republic of)
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in KashanIran (Islamic Republic of)
Yuki-tsumugi, silk fabric production techniqueJapan

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Aubusson tapestryFrance
Indonesian BatikIndonesia
Ojiya-chijimi, Echigo-jofu: techniques of making ramie fabric in Uonuma region, Niigata PrefectureJapan
Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadonChina

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Education and training in Indonesian Batik intangible cultural heritage for elementary, junior, senior, vocational school and polytechnic students, in collaboration with the Batik Museum in PekalonganIndonesia

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Barkcloth making in UgandaUganda
Kankurang, Manding initiatory riteGambia – Senegal
Oral and graphic expressions of the WajapiBrazil
Sbek Thom, Khmer shadow theatreCambodia
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