Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage established a Representative List to insure a better visibility of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, enhance its importance and promote international dialogue in respect of cultural diversity.

Three Georgian elements were inscribed on the aforementioned List:

1. Georgian polyphonic singing – was recognized by UNESCO as a Human masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage in 2001. After the accession of Georgia to the Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage, Georgian polyphonic singing was inscribed on its Representative List in 2008.

2.  The Ancient Georgian traditional Qvevri wine-making method – on the list since 2013.

3.  The living culture of the three writing systems of the Georgian alphabet – on the list since 2016.

Georgia submitted a new nomination “Georgian wrestling” for inscription on the Representative list of Intangible cultural heritage. The decision on the inscription will be taken at the end of 2018.