Disappearing Knowledge: Protecting Afghanistan's Endangered Intangible Heritage

Afghanistan’s cultural practices have been weakened by decades of conflict, with communities displaced and practices disrupted. The project will contribute to the protection of this endangered intangible heritage by safeguarding decorative tile making in Herat, carpet weaving in Bamiyan, and tambor making in Kabul through documentation, training, and awareness-raising activities.

Afghanistan’s cultural practices have been gravely weakened by decades of conflict, with communities displaced and practices disrupted. The project will contribute to the protection of this endangered intangible heritage by safeguarding the following traditional practices: decorative tile making in Herat, carpet weaving in Bamiyan, and tambor making in Kabul. They will be protected through documentation, training, and awareness-raising activities.

Project Details


Location: Kabul, Herat, Bamyan, Afghanistan, Southern Asia, Asia Organiser(s): Turquoise Mountain Trust Project partner(s): Afghan Ministry of Information and Culture Funder(s): ALIPH Funding received: $78120 Commencement Date: 01/2020 Project Status: Active
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