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Date Palm: knowledge, skills, traditions and practices

Language: English

In the submitting States, the date palm has served as the origin of numerous associated crafts, professions and traditions for centuries. Bearers and practitioners include date palm farm owners, farmers who nurture the plant, craftspeople producing traditional related products, date traders, artists, and performers of associated folkloric tales and poems. The date palm has played a pivotal role in helping people face the challenges of the harsh desert environment, and the cultural relevance and proliferation of the element over the centuries prove how committed the local communities are to sustaining it.

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Place/region: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, North Africa, Southwest Asia
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Participant: Mazyad Al Nasrawi, Nadia Sabry, Noora Khamis
Publisher: Department of Culture and Tourism, United Arab Emirates
Published in:
Rights: Department of Culture and Tourism, United Arab Emirates

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: SYNAV-2019-CLTITH-RL-0150900005
Source ref.: DOC:0150900005 ; CAND:01509
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Department of Culture and Tourism, United Arab Emirates