New Listings of World Heritage of Humanity

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday announced the inclusion of four new elements on the backup list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which embodies the practical expressions passed down from generation to generation .

Among the items listed are the expertise of terracotta pottery in the Kgatleng district of Botswana, the noken a multifunctional bag knotted or woven product of craftsmanship of the people of Papua, Indonesia, the Kyrgyz felt carpets traditional the alakiyiz and chirdak; bigwala and a calabash horns music and dance of the Kingdom of Busoga, Uganda.

The inclusion of an item on the List of Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding helps mobilize cooperation and international assistance to ensure its transmission.

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