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New Issue of Folk Culture Journal

The new issue of Folk Culture journal was released this month. It features a diverse lineup of writers from across the world and includes topics such as: Egyptian Folk Proverbs, Classical Art of Indian Heritage, Rituals of the Algerian City of Tébessa, Moroccan embroidery and many more. The current issue also begins with special spot light on the recent 5th International Organization of Folk Art (IOV) Youth...


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The Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (Convention 2003) was adopted by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) during its 32nd session in Paris on October 17, 2003. This important document, more than 10 years after its adoption, is ratified by most of the countries around the world. Its application in the various countries reflects both the conceptual framework outlined by UNESCO and the different cultural policies created to address the unique characteristics of the world cultures. The creation and applications of the Convention 2003 also serve as an important stimulus for further research and analysis in the field of intangible cultural heritage.

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Aleksandra Dzérvìte and the Development of Latvian Crafts in Exile [Atkal dzimtené. Aleksandras Dzérvìtes m?ža devums latviešu lietiš?ás mákslas attìstìbá trimdá] Jansone A. – Publishing House Zinatne, Riga, 2013, 167 p. (in Latvian and English) Aleksandra Dzérvìtes (1904 – 1996) is a craftswoman whose name is...

Krustpils-type villaines. A cultural Historical research on embroidered Krustpils-type villaines in Eastern Latvia.

The book is about white shawls decorated with embroidery and tablet-woven bands dating from the end of the 18th and the first half of the 19th century – the Krustpils type villaine, who represent one of the most ornate kinds of shawls known in the territory of Latvia, constituting an essential element of late 18th and early 19th century women’s ceremonial dress, and representing outstanding works of Latvian folk art in terms of composition and technical execution.

Piebalga is, was and will be. Dressing culture in Piebalga during the 19th century.

Dressing culture in Piebalga during the 19th century is the first interdisciplinary scientific and practical study in the cultural history of Latvia that supplements our knowledge of the development of clothing in Piebalga. Respecting the totality of generations of experience and the addition of unpublished sources, the chronological framework of the research is established on the basis of the sources. The materials are viewed in the context of processes in Europe at that time and systematically analyzed using comparative-historical methodology and retrospective methodology, i.e., reconstruction and collections from ethnographic field trips.

Patterned mittens of Eastern Vidzeme [Austrumvidzemes rakstainie d?rai?i]

This book is devoted to the patterned mittens of eastern Vidzeme from the second half of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century (primary sources), reflecting the level of development of knitting skills in this particular period and area, and is intended for handicrafters who wish to supplement their knowledge of the history of knitting and their knitting skills, and to derive creative inspiration.

TO CAPTURE THE ELUSIVE: Intangible Cultural Heritage

TO CAPTURE THE ELUSIVE Intangible cultural heritage by Mila Santova This book which elaborates on and discusses questions brought up or nor by the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage is respectful to this international consent. In it the text of the Convention is accepted as an actual fact which expresses the will of the countries around the world and as a result application of...


Samarkand, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is represented in the cultures of many countries. This is the first book to catalogue in a systematic way the cultural representation of Samarkand - one of the most ancient cities of the world - in the sphere of modern communications. The volume contains the most comprehensive information on Samarkandiana abroad, retained in emblematic proper names of people and geographic locations, hotels and eateries, companies and shops, household items and works of art, etc.

25th Anniversary of IOV: Report

1979 – 2004 25 years of cultural work for a mutual understanding, view a seasonable maintenance of folk culture and the intangible cultural heritage -against a Culture of Violence – for a Culture of Peace   We look back to 25 years of a purposeful, ask devoted and idealistic work for folk culture and a Culture of Peace, which allows us to follow a way of mutual understanding and love und to live our...

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