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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.

Al Sa’fiyyāt - Knowledge and Skills related to the Palm Fronds Industry

Al Sa’fiyyāt - Knowledge and Skills related to the Palm Fronds Industry

Al Sa’fiyyāt are the products made from date and dom palm fronds The profession is one of the traditional handicrafts that are an essential part of fine and plastic art. It is one of the crafts that is more representative of people’s collective creativity and indicative of their identity.
Al Saqia - Water wheel pump

Al Saqia - Water wheel pump

The device consists of two wooden spur gears connected at right angles. They transmit the rotational movement from a tow animal to a vertical wheel with pails attached to a rope around its outer rim. Water is scooped from the bottom of a reservoir to the surface where it is emptied in the field when the pale is inverted.
Nubian decoration house

Nubian decoration house

The decoration of Nubian homes is a women's work. The purpose of these decorations, besides the aesthetic dimension, is to protect the owners of the house from the evil eye. Special attention is given to the main entrance. The Nubian woman's love of adornment and beauty that stands behind her preoccupation with decoration.

Shaiqia Songs - Al Tambur or ad-Dalaib songs

Tambur songs of the Shayqiyya group are a type of music performed with the Tambur stringed instrument and some drums such as the Dalluka and Shatam (hand-held drum). They follow a specific rhythm pattern called ad-Dalib.
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