Cambodia is Getting Silk Weaving Registered a World Heritage

Cambodia is filing support documentations to get Cambodian silk weaving registered as world heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

The information was shared with local media by Minister of Culture and Fine Arts H.E. Mrs. Phoeurng Sackona after presiding over the opening ceremony of the 5th Youth Arts Festival here in Phnom Penh recently.

The ministry is leading the documentation process, she said adding that the registration of the Cambodian silk weaving is among other heritages of the Kingdom in the pipeline for the UNESCO consideration.

Other heritages include music, food, a staged performance called Yike, and silver carving.

Also, Cambodia is expecting the organisation's decision on the proposal of Khmer traditional martial art named Labok Kator as a world heritage by 2020.

Other Cambodian heritages registered so far on the World Heritage List include the Historic Site of Angkor inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1992, Preah Reach Troap Dance (Royal Ballet) and Lakhon Sbek Thom (big shadow puppet) proclaimed masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, respectively in 2003 and 2005, the 11th-century Preah Vihear Temple listed as a World Heritage Site in 2008, Teanh Prot (tug-of-war), a popular recreational game, named an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2015, Chapei Dang Veng, a Cambodian two-stringed, long-necked guitar, inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in 2016, Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex registered as a World Heritage Site in 2017, and Lkhon Khol Wat Svay Andet inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in 2018.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press