The art of Chakan embroidery in Tajikistan entered to the list of intangible heritage of UNESCO

© RIA Novosti / Lydia Eslovaquia Chakan. Archival photoThe art of Chakan embroidery in Tajikistan entered to the list of intangible heritage of UNESCO© RIA Novosti / Lydia Isamova

UNESCO has included the art of Chakan embroidery in Tajikistan in the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, told RIA Novosti on Friday the representative of the national Commission of Tajikistan for UNESCO.

«The decision was taken during the annual meeting of the intergovernmental Committee for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO held in Port-Louis (Republic of Mauritius)», — he said.

Chakan is an embroidery of patterns, colors and symbolic images of bright threads in cotton or silk cloths, and anciently used to decorate clothing and home textiles. This pattern uses colored wool yarns, hand-made. Curtai Chakan (dress «Chakan») — wide dress decorated with hand embroidery, hundreds of years is the national dress of women in mountain areas of Tajikistan. Among the many patterns that decorated Chakan, today you can find elements and symbols associated with the culture of the pre-Islamic period in the history of the Tajiks. In Tajikistan also popular suzani (covers) and the embroidery pattern and the embroidery Chakan. This embroidery is now popular all over the world, it is used as accessory of many fashion houses.

Earlier in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO includes «oshi Palav»(pilaf) as «a traditional dish and its socio-cultural context in Tajikistan».

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