Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible heritage

WHS closely connected with an entry on the list of "Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible heritage". I.e: the WHS is a major or the sole location for the occurrence/performance of a Masterpiece and/or is closely associated culturally with it. Link t

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Ancient Nara Daimokutate - In Yahashira Shrine of Nara City
Angkor Royal ballet of Cambodia - closely associated with the Khmer court; the origins of Khmer classical dance in the style seen today are disputed. Cambodian scholars, such as Pech Tum Kravel, and French scholar George Groslier have claimed Khmer classical dance as a tradition maintained since the Angkor period (wiki)
Blue and John Crow Mountains The Maroon Heritage of Moore Town was listed in 2003 as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity and then relisted in 2008 on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. (AB ev)
Brugge Holy Blood Procession
Changdeokgung Palace Complex Daemokjang, traditional wooden architecture - "Wooden architecture has a long history in Korea. Among the best examples are Changdeokgung Palace and Bulguksa Temple, which are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. These architectural treasures were constructed under the command of daemokjang. In this sense, traditional Korean wooden architecture, built and restored with the skills and knowledge of daemokjang, are appreciated not as mere buildings, but as works of art." - Intangible Heritage Nomination File
Chongoni Rock Art Gule Wamkulu
Dubrovnik The festivity of Saint Blaise, the patron of Dubrovnik
El Tajin Location for regular performance by Totenacs of the Ritual Ceremony of the Voladores
Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain Mongolian traditional practices of worshipping the sacred sites (2017): "State’s support for initiatives to revive Mountain worship" and "Any activity on Burkhan Khaldun Mountain itself, other than worshipping rituals, is traditionally forbidden" (AB ev)
Jeju Culture of Jeju Haenyeo (women divers)
Jongmyo Shrine The Royal Ancestral Ritual in the Jongmyo Shrine and its Music
Kinderdijk Craft of the miller operating windmills and watermills (2017)
Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces Winegrowers Festival in Vevey
Loire Valley Equitation in the French tradition
Medina of Marrakesh The Cultural Space of Jemaa el-Fna Square
Mijikenda Kaya Forests 2009
Naples Neapolitan pizza, for example to be had at Pizzeria Da Michele
Osun-Osogbo The Ifa Divination System
Petra The Cultural Space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi Rum
Provins Falconry, a living human heritage (2012)
Qhapaq Ñan Knowledge, skills and rituals related to the annual renewal of the Q'eswachaka bridge (2013)
Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras The Hudhud Chants of the Ifugao
Sana'a The Song of Sana'a
Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple Daemokjang, traditional wooden architecture - "Wooden architecture has a long history in Korea. Among the best examples are Changdeokgung Palace and Bulguksa Temple, which are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. These architectural treasures were constructed under the command of daemokjang. In this sense, traditional Korean wooden architecture, built and restored with the skills and knowledge of daemokjang, are appreciated not as mere buildings, but as works of art." - Intangible Heritage Nomination File
Stari Grad Plain Procession Za Krizen ("following the cross") on the island of Hvar
Tombs of Buganda Kings "Bark cloth making is an ancient craft performed by the Baganda people who live in the Buganda kingdom in south Uganda"
Upper Svaneti Georgian Polyphonic Singing
Val di Noto Catania, Opera dei Pupi, Sicilian Puppet Theatre
Vienna Viennese Coffee House Culture, 2011
Wadi Rum The Cultural Space of the Bedu in Petra and Wadi Rum

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