Yunus Rajabiy Berta Davydova Viktor Uspensky Mukarram Turhunboeva
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Yunus Rajabiy

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Berta Davydova

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Viktor Uspensky

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Mukarram Turhunboeva

National ICH List

 

The given National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage was approved on 16 March 2015 by Director of the Republican Center for Folk Art. Currently, the List includes elements across all 5 domains. From among them:

 

NATIONAL LIST

of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Uzbekistan

Index number of ICH Element

Name of ICH Element

DOMAIN 1 - ORAL TRADITIONS AND EXPRESSIONS

1.

01.01

Legends and Stories

2.

01.02

Tales

3.

01.03

Dostons

4.

01.04

Proverbs and Sayings

DOMAIN 2 - PERFORMING ARTS

 

02.01

MAQOM ART

5.

02.01.01

Shashmaqom*

6.

02.01.02

Khoresm Maqoms

7.

02.01.03

Ferghana-Tashkent Maqoms

8.

02.01.04

Dutar and Surnay Maqom Cycles

9.

02.01.05

Feruz

10.

02.01.06

Ushshoq

11.

02.02

BAKHSHICHILIK (BAKHSHI ART)

 

02.03

MUMTOZ ASHULA CYCLES

12.

02.03.01

Katta Ashula*

13.

02.03.02

Suvora

14.

02.03.03

Naqsh

15.

02.03.04

Mumtoz Ashula and Yalla

16.

02.03.05

Tanovar

 

02.04

SINGING ART (APPLIED AND NON-APPLIED)

17.

02.04.01

Mavrigi

18.

02.04.02

Qarsak

19.

02.04.03

Ritual Songs

20.

02.04.04

Khalfachilik (Khalfa Art)

 

02.05

DANCING ART

21.

02.05.01

Khoresm Dances

22.

02.05.02

Bukhara Dances

23.

02.05.03

Surkhan Dances

24.

02.05.04

Dances of the Ferghana Valley

 

02.06

SPECTACULAR ART

25.

02.06.01

Dorbozlik (Rope Walking Art)

26.

02.06.02

Askiya (the Art of Wit)*

27.

02.06.03

Maskharabozlik (the Art of Buffoonery)

28.

02.06.04

Qoghirchoqbozlik (Puppetry)

29.

02.06.05

Folk Games

DOMAIN 3 - SOCIAL PRACTICES, RITUALS AND FESTIVE EVENTS

 

03.01

FAMILY RITUALS AND CEREMONIES

30.

03.01.01

Beshik toy (Cradle Festivity)

31.

03.01.02

Sunnat or Khatna (Circumcision Ceremony)

32.

03.01.03

Muchal Age

33.

03.01.04

Nikoh (Wedding Ceremony)

34.

03.01.05

Culture and Traditions associated with Palov*

35.

03.01.06

“Yuz Ochdi” (“Face-Opening”) Ceremony

 

03.02

CALENDAR DAY RELATED RITUALS AND FESTIVALS

36.

03.02.01

Navruz*

37.

03.02.02

Sumalak Sayli (Sumalak festival)

38.

03.02.03

Boychechak Marosimi (Snowdrop Festival)

39.

03.02.04

Ramadan

DOMAIN 4 - KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES CONCERNING NATURE AND THE UNIVERSE

 

04.01

SEASONAL CUSTOMS AND RITUALS

40.

04.01.01

Rituals of Rain Making and Wind Stopping

 

04.02

CULTURAL SPACES

41.

04.02.01

Cultural Space of Boysun*

42.

04.02.02

Experience of Mahalla in Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage

43.

04.03

TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

44.

04.04

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ASSOCIATED WITH CATTLE BREEDING, AGRICULTURE AND GARDENING

DOMAIN 5 - TRADITIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP

45.

05.01

Zardozlik (Gold embroidery)

46.

05.02

Kandakorlik (Engraving)

47.

05.03

Gilamdozlik (Carpet-Weaving)

48.

05.04

Doppidozlik (Skullcap Embroidery)

49.

05.05

Qoghirchoqsozlik (Puppet-Making)

50.

05.06

Kulolchilik (Ceramics)

51.

05.07

Ganchkorlik (Ganch Carving)

52.

05.08

Yoghoch Oymakorligi (Wood Carving)

53.

05.09

Kashtachilik (Embroidery)

Explanation:

Elements indicated with one asterisk (*) are those, which were included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Humanity of UNESCO.

Elements indicated with two asterisks (**) are those which were submitted for inclusion in the Representative List and are under consideration of UNESCO.

Apart from the above-mentioned there is also the List of ICH elements in need of urgent safeguarding. Currently it includes the following elements:

  • The art of Doston Narrarion;
  • Performances with Qobiz.

 

In the future it is planned to submit nomination files for the following ICH elements for inclusion in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Humanity:

  • Customs and Traditions associated with Beshik;
  • Khalfachilik (Khalfa Art);
  • Bakhshichilik (Bakhshi Art).

 

Also, in the upcoming years it is recommended to submit the following nomination documents for inclusion in the UNESCO Register of Best Safeguarding Practices:

  • “Mahalla as the Original Model of Safeguarding and Transmitting ICH-related knowledge and skills”.
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