Traditional Textile Craft - An Intangible Cultural Heritage? – University of Copenhagen



Traditional Textile Craft - An Intangible Cultural Heritage?

The Jordan Museum, Amman, 24th -27th of March 2014


Textile craft and textile design have always had an important social, cultural and economic impact on both individuals and societies.

The cultural heritage of textiles does not end with preservation and collection of costumes and other textiles in museums.

It includes living traditions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts, and the language and terminologies used to describe both the activities and the material outcomes.