N°05916
Element Noken multifunctional knotted or woven bag, handcraft of the people of Papua (Indonesia)
Inscribed in 2012 (7.COM) on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding
Title as submitted EN: In Biak Island, we found no more than 10 ladies most of whom were already elderly, in two groups, still making noken. People feel that by making and wearing noken, they are carrying on the tradition of their forefathers.