UAE’s ‘Al Talli’ craft included in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

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  • Date: 03-Dec-2022
  • Source: Gulf News
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UAE’s ‘Al Talli’ craft included in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Dubai: Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) and member of the Dubai Council, praised the UAE’s successful efforts to include the ‘Al Talli’ traditional craft in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The addition of the ‘Al Talli’ craft to the UNESCO list was announced during a meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, held in Rabat, Morocco from Nov. 28 to December 2, 2022. Sheikha Latifa said the inclusion of ‘Al Talli’, a traditional form of Emirati decorative embroidery, in the UNESCO list reflects the UAE’s leadership in promoting intangible cultural heritage as well as Dubai Culture’s efforts to preserve the country’s traditional crafts. Sheikha Latifa affirmed that Dubai continues to strengthen its efforts to promote the nation’s traditions. ‘Al Talli’s’ addition to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list is an achievement that advances the continuity of this traditional craft. “The UAE and Dubai continue to introduce initiatives to protect the country’s tangible and intangible heritage as part of promoting its unique cultural identity and ensuring future generations are connected to the nation’s cultural roots.” She expressed her gratitude to the

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