Chakan inscribed on Representative List of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage
Tajikistan's art of Chakan embroidery was inscribed on the Representative List of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, a representative of the Tajikistan National Commission for UNESCO said.
It was inscribed on the list by a decision of the international body’s committee in Port Louis, Mauritius, RIA Novosti reported.
Chakan is the practice of sewing ornaments, images of flowers and symbolic drawings with colourful threads on cotton or silk fabrics. Chakan embroidery is used to decorate clothing and household items, and features symbolic depictions and mythological images relating both to the natural environment and the cosmos, expressing people’s hopes and aspirations.
The products are expressions of beauty and of the ties that connect humans and nature. The younger generation learn the art from their mothers, grandmothers and older sisters, as well as through the ‘ustod-shogird’ (master-student) method, according to the UNESCO website.