Disappearing knowledge: Protecting Afghanistan's intangible heritage


Amount 79.7 K $

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Turquoise Mountain

Type of grant Call for projects

Turquoise Mountain
Turquoise Mountain

Afghanistan’s cultural practices have been gravely weakened by decades of conflict, with communities displaced and practices disrupted. The project will contribute to the protection of this endangered intangible heritage by safeguarding the following traditional practices: decorative tile  making in Herat, carpet weaving in Bamiyan, and tambor making in Kabul. They will be protected through documentation, training,  and awareness-raising activities.