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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.
Sudanese Pottery -Al Fukhār

Sudanese Pottery -Al Fukhār

Traditional craftsmanship skill by Shaping clay in different models and forms, to suit the daily needs and functions it is intended for
Darfurian fermented food and drinks

Darfurian fermented food and drinks

The analogous stages for the development of food fermentations could be the gathering stage of fermented fruits and meats, the home fermentation of fruits and meats by simple storage at home, and finally, the domestication stage in which man interfered by manipulating various factors affecting the process of fermentation, such as the use of salt, spices and other additives to augment the flavour or even to direct the course of fermentation.
SUDANESE JABANA

SUDANESE JABANA

Jabana or Qahwa is a hot drink prepared, served and consumed in a particular ritual practice that is part of the Sudanese cultural heritage. The main constituent of the drink is coffee, previously named Kafa. Jabana is popular in most of Sudan especially the East where it is the favorite drink for men, women and children.
Sufi dances and rituals

Sufi dances and rituals

A religious Procession held by followers and devotees of Sheikh Hamad Al-Nil, accompanied by musicians carrying traditional instruments.

Al Jirtiq

Jirtiq refers to a set of rituals applied on the bride and bridegroom during their wedding ceremony, and to a lesser degree as part of the traditional practices in the circumcision of boys. It is also practiced in some other social settings such as at the seventh month of pregnancy.
Songs of urban women and girls

Songs of urban women and girls

The concept Aghāni al Banāt (Girls’ Songs) refers to a specific genre of traditional songs performed by women that addresses issues concerning this sector of the society. They express girls emotional aspirations influenced by their social environment using everyday vocabulary and addressing their theme in a direct manner.
“Zaft Almawlid” - The celebration of Prophet Mohammed's (PBUH) birthday

“Zaft Almawlid” - The celebration of Prophet Mohammed's (PBUH) birthday

Al Mawlid is Muslims celebration of Prophet Muhammad birthday, which was on Monday 22 April 571 (12 Rabi Awal). This annual celebration begins with al Zaffa (the procession) which marks the beginning of the Mawlid festival.
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
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.