N°05918
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: Maybrat community craftspersons colour the fibres with natural colours. The fibres, leaves or grass are woven in various attractive patterns with symbolic meanings. Local government in Wayer, South Sorong, has tried to help craftspersons, but their numbers still remain few.