Israel proposes to include Armenian pottery of Jerusalem in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 8, ARMENPRESS. The Jerusalem Post has published an article about the preservation of the Israeli cultural heritage, reports Armenpress.
The newspaper writes that Israel’s cultural heritage is under increasing threat from global antisemitism and regional geopolitical risks, therefore, it is imperative to preserve these assets in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
Among the elements of Israeli Intangible Cultural Heritage that should be considered for inscription by UNESCO are the Shofar, an ancient musical horn typically made of a ram’s horn, Israeli folk dance, the Armenian pottery of Jerusalem and etc.
It is stated that since 1922, handmade Armenian pottery has been a familiar fixture in Jerusalem, with Old City street signs and contemporary earthenware designed with traditional handiwork. The floral and faunal designs of Armenian pottery with predominantly earth tones and blue borders have become a trademark of Jerusalem’s crafts.
Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan