Iran submits 4 portfolios for UNESCO registration
Iran's Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (CHTHO) recently submitted four portfolios documenting Iranian cultural traditions for registration on UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Tehran Times reported.
Documentation on weddings in the traditional Iranian style, traditional Iranian music, traditional Iranian skills for baking bread, and traditional Iranian skills for making cloth has been prepared by CHTHO's Office for Registration, Preservation and Restoration of Intangible Cultural and Natural Heritage.
Marriage in the traditional Iranian style and traditional Iranian music are Iran's main priorities, office general director Atusa Momeni said in statement on Tuesday.
Only two submissions from each member are accepted to be discussed for registration on the list during the annual session of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
The committee is scheduled to decide on registration of 163 items from several countries during the sixth session of the committee, which will be held in Bali, Indonesia, in November 2011.