Project Description

ICH Courier


Theme :
Block Printing on Textiles

Block printing is a representative handicraft, one of the oldest methods in the history of pattern dyeing for mass production. The block printing patterns reflect the culture of each country, and the carving craft for making blocks is also a highly valued intangible cultural heritage itself. While block printing has flourished for a long time, in some countries, this heritage has almost disappeared. However, we can see the efforts to revive this traditional craft skill through educational
institutions. In this volume, we will look at block printings of India, Uzbekistan, the Philippines, and Tonga. We also can see the prosperity, decline, and revival efforts of this specific topic through the articles.

Expert Remarks

Restoration of Civil Society Community for ICH and Sustainable Development

Field Report

A Practical Documentation Approach for the Safeguarding of ICH

Windows to ICH

the Philippines

Block Printing in the Philippines


NAGTU from Tonga—Imprinting Kupesi, Imparting Knowledge


Textile Block Printing of Uzbekistan


Block Printing in India

Safeguarding Activities

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: One Somersault at a Time

Safeguarding Activities

The Art of Masks and Makeup in Hat Boi

ICH Communities

Rethinking Gender Roles: Case Study on the Salak Yom Festival

Safeguarding Pioneers

Traditional Dance and Artificial Intelligence