DPRK Continues its ICH Safeguarding Efforts

The UNESCO Beijing Office held a training workshop on ICH inventorying from 26 September to 3 October 2018 in Pyongyang, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Hosted by the National Authority for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in DPRK,...

ICH Inventorying for and by Communities

The UNESCO Capacity-Building Workshop on Community-Based ICH Inventorying was held from 23 to 27 July 2018. Co-hosted by ICHCAP and the International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia‐Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (CRIHAP), the workshop...

Mat Weaving in the Maldives

Thundukunaa or traditional mat is popularly presented as a royal gift in the ancient times. Traditionally produced by women, the practice of making Maldivian traditional mat is handed down from generation to generation—mostly from mother to daughter. The women of Gaafu...

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