Unesco List Considers the Art of Lavash

Different varieties of lavash

YEREVAN (Arka)—The art of making lavash, the Armenian flatbread popular throughout the region, may be included in Unesco’s World Intangible Heritage list, according to Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Culture Arev Samuelian.

According to Samuelian, a finalized application is ready and will be submitted to Unesco in the coming days.

Samuelian says Armenia’s application will be considered in December of 2014, at a meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO in Paris.

Unesco’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage includes the Armenian duduk, symbols and craftsmanship used to create khachkars (Armenian “cross-stones”), and the medieval Armenian national epic, “David of Sasoun,” a tale about the struggle of the Armenians of Sasoun (an historic Armenian region, now in Turkey) against Arab domination.

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