Project Description

ICH Courier


Theme :
Oral Traditions and Practices Related to Snakes

Windows to ICH provides an introduction to examples of intangible cultural heritage practices throughout the Asia-Pacific region in relation to specific themes presented in the issue. This issue takes a look at snake tales represented in oral traditions and social practices.
In these examples from Republic of Korea, Bangladesh, Laos, and Uzbekistan, you can see the various forms of snake folktales as well as their influence on traditional beliefs.

Expert Remarks

Revisiting the Ethics of Engagement between Traditional Craftspeople and Designers

Field Report

Fieldworker Network Program of the Vanuatu Cultural Centre

Windows to ICH

Republic of Korea

The Snake, a Guardian to Protect Villagers


Behula-Lakhinder: The Most Popular Snake Folktale


Mythical Legend of Fifteen Naga Families in Luang Prabang


Serpent Image in Ancient Beliefs of Uzbekistan

Inventory-Making Efforts

ICH Inventory Making in Bhutan

Safeguarding Pioneers

Institute of Language and Literature of Mongolian Academy of Sciences