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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 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.