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Sudanese National ICH

 

Sudanese National ICH

Since Sudan ratified the Convention, the The National Council for Cultural Heritage and Promotion of National Languages has been entrusted with creating a National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Sudan. Thanks to their unique qualities, each listed tradition contributes to cultural diversity beyond the nation’s borders and conveys the richness of Sudan’s living cultural heritage in an understandable manner.

Engraving on metals

Engraving on metals

Engraving on metals (gold, silver and copper) is the engraving of shapes and symbols on the surfaces of these metals. They are used for adornment by women and men, and in same time are linked to customs and traditions. Also They are having cultural connotations related to beliefs and rituals; in particular with ritual protection.

Dambari

Nubian wrestling

Nubian wrestling

Wrestling is known locally as "the struggle" and it is one of the most important and popular sports for the people of the Nuba Mountains, in addition to being a folk heritage and an original social activity in the region. Their practice is linked to specific rituals, most of which are related to life cycle events. Nubian wrestling is similar to Japanese wrestling "sumo", although it differs in some details. It relies on lightness, agility, deceit, and uses hands without resorting to violence, as…

Branka

Hina

Jabana

Zafa

Al Toub - The national costume for Sudanese women

Al Toub - The national costume for Sudanese women

The toub is a special dress for women, especially married women. It is worn by women from different tribes and is distinguished by the diversity of its colors, shapes, and even the materials of its manufacture. It is a piece of cloth that is worn over what a woman wears from clothes, the length of the top is four and a half meters
Al Nakhla - The Date Palm Tree

Al Nakhla - The Date Palm Tree

The palm tree’s cultivation is spread in many countries, the most important of which are: Sudan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Egypt, Bahrain, the Gulf countries, the Maghreb, the Levant and other countries of the world. The date palm was appreciated and mentioned in ancient times, and it is glorified by all religions. It is mentioned extensively in the Torah, Talmud, and Bible, and mentioned in the Qur’an
Arabic Calligraphy

Arabic Calligraphy

The art of Arabic calligraphy is a manual skill that is accomplished with the help of simple traditional tools such as the reed pen, and the black ink that is made from soot (housing or carbon that accumulates on the surface of the pots in which food is cooked), and other tools such as metal or wooden pens, and other materials such as colored inks are used. It has aesthetic value intended for its own sake. It is also practiced by academic and talented learners alike.