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Pinisi, art of Boatbuilding of Peoples of South Sulawesi Province

Language: English

Pinisi, or the Art of Boatbuilding in South Sulawesi, refers to the famed ‘Sulawesi schooner’ and represents the epitome of the Archipelago’s indigenous sailing craft. Today, boatbuilding centres are located at Tana Beru, Bira and Batu Licin, where shipbuilding and sailing are central to the community’s social, economic and cultural fabric. Knowledge and skills are transmitted from generation to generation both within and outside of the family circle, and local shipwrights are engaged in active marketing initiatives to safeguard the practice.

on this subject: Nomination file/Dossier de candidature

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Place/region: Indonesia, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Publisher: Indonesian Culture Art Institute, Bandung
Coproducer/sponsor: Indonesia. Ministry of Culture
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Rights: Directorate of Internalization of Value and Culture Diplomacy, Indonesia; UNESCO

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-2017-RL-0119700016
Source ref.: DOC:0119700016; CAND:01197
Rights holder: Indonesia. Ministry of Culture