UNESCO puts 11 Indonesian heritages on world cultural heritages

13:40, April 21, 2011      

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The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has acknowledged 11 Indonesian heritages as world cultural heritages, a media reported here on Thursday.

Culture and Tourism Minister Jero Wacik, in a prepared address read out by Ukus Kuswara, the ministry's Director General of Art, Cultural and Film Values, said that the Indonesian world cultural heritages acknowledged by UNESCO included batik, wayang (shadow puppets), angklung and the prehistoric human site Sangiran.

Some 689 cultural heritages are on cultural aspects and 176 on natural aspects, the Jakarta Post said.

The minister said that there were no problems with batik because the youth and older generations have already worn them but for the traditional dagger Keris, only the older generations of Indonesians who use them as additional ornaments for traditional customs.

The preservation of Keris as a cultural heritage, the minister adds, is not an easy task to do and becomes a certain challenge because the younger generation has not found it to their liking.

Source: Xinhua

 
 
     
 
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