Woodcarving technique practiced by Zanat inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

December 6, 2017 is a historic day for Zanat, for our family business, Konjic—our town–and for Bosnia and Herzegovina.  The woodcarving technique which has been practiced and passed down through four generations in the Niksic family, the owners of Zanat, was inscribed onto the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at the 12th session of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which is taking place in Jeju, Republic of Korea.  In Zanat, we still use this same ancient woodcarving technique to carve the modern furniture and decorative items, created through design collaborations with renown international designers, such as Monica Förster, Harri Koskinen, Gert Wingårdh, Ilse Crawford and hopefully soon through new collaborations now in the making with other prominent design names.  

To read more please visit this link: https://ich.unesco.org/en/RL/konjic-woodcarving-01288

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