N°05917
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: Noken from Paniai District have special decoration made from yellow, brown and black fibres obtained from orchid stems. Making noken requires great manual skill, care, and artistic sense. Craftspersons often make noken while singing traditional songs. Craftspersons are becoming rare.