The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage that held its 17th session chaired by the Kingdom of Morocco in Rabat from November 28 to December 3 this year inscribed by unanimous decision the Turkmen art of embroidery on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Expressing satisfaction with this news, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov stressed the further enrichment of the intangible and cultural values of the Turkmen people is a key priority of the state policy.
Over the centuries-old history, the Turkmen people have created a unique traditional artistic culture, which is distinguished by the high level of arts and crafts. Some of them, for example, hand-made carpet weaving, have been recognised universally as world heritage. On December 12, 2019, the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage unanimously inscribed the traditional Turkmen carpet-making art on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at its 14th session. As the Hero-Arkadag emphasised, that vividly evidenced the recognition by the world community of our amazing carpets woven by Turkmen miraculous craftswomen as an excellent monument of art.