Knowledge and Skills to Produce Traditional Crafts


Traditional craftsmanship is perhaps the most tangible manifestation of intangible cultural heritage.There are numerous expressions of traditional craftsmanship: tools; clothing; costumes and props for festivals and performing arts such as those worn in traditional Pow Wows; storage containers, objects used for storage, transport and shelter; and decorative art such as hooked mats ; musical instruments and household utensils, and toys, both for amusement and education. The skills involved in creating craft objects are as varied as the items themselves and range from delicate, detailed work such as embroidery to robust, rugged tasks like creating a sturdy basket or a birch bark canoe.