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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