Pursuant to Article 56 of the Law on Organisation of the Administration of the Federation of BH (Official Gazette of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina No. 35/05) Federal Minister of Culture and Sports hereby issues
D E C I S I O N
ON ESTABLISHMENT OF PRELIMINARY OPEN LIST OF INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE IN FEDERATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
The preliminary open list of intangible cultural heritage includes:
- Konjic Woodcarving
- Egg Shoeing in Kreševo
- Art of Lace Making “Kera”
- Pilgrimage to Ajvatovica-Prusac
- Pilgrimage to St. John - Podmilačje
- Pottery Making in Liješevo
- Custom of Scythe Mowing in Kupres
- Ganga, polyphonic form of rural tradition
- Art of Performing Sevdalinka, musical and poetic form of urban music tradition
- Art of Construction and Playing of Karaduzen musical instrument
- Polyphonic Form of Singing “In Three” in Usora
- Old Bridge Diving
All the proposed elements for the preliminary inventory list exist in the detected local communities.
The list will be kept at the Sector for Cultural-Historic Heritage and Culture and regularly updated in line with received proposals.
The Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports periodically by letters and public media will be informing the interested public about the need to update or modify the content of the List.
The development of the List Proposal included experts from the Ethnology Department of the National Museum in Sarajevo: Svjetlana Bajić, Marica Popić Filipović and Lebiba Džeko MA, as well as experts from the Academy of Music and Institute of Musicology and Ethnomusicology: Tamara Karača Bjeljak Dr. Sc, Jasmina Talam Dr. Sc, Maja Baralić Materne MA and Branka Vidović, members of the non-government organisations and Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports.
In line with its coordinating function, the Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports submitted the List for amendments to relevant Cantons.
The List shall remain open for amendments in line with the detection and development of activities locally, and for new proposals and processing of collected data irrespective of the level of state or local government, as well as by interested individuals.
This preliminary List is the basis for the candidature of the intangible cultural heritage of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for all higher level representative lists.
The information about this was sent to the State Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, which adopted it in its 13th session held on 21 December 2012.
The Federal Ministry of Culture and Sports informed relevant Cantonal Ministries about the List and initiated a cooperation process for successive amendments to the List and referential data.
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