N°03574
Element Traditional skills of building and sailing Iranian Lenj boats in the Persian Gulf (Iran (Islamic Republic of))
Inscribed in 2011 (6.COM) on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding
Title as submitted EN: Loft Port- Bādebān-Kashi Ceremony. Until 30 years ago, whenever a sailing Lenj was about to go on a long journey, the sail was hoisted in a special ceremony accompanied by music. Nowadays this ceremony is performed on special occasions.