The skill of making dutar and the art of playing it is included in the representative list of UNESCO

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO has included the Turkmen national craftsmanship of dutar making and the art of playing it accompanied by singing into the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

This decision was unanimously adopted during the 16th session of the intergovernmental committee of the organization, held online from 13 to 18 December 2021. Submitted by the government of Turkmenistan, this nomination has successfully passed the final examination and added to the list of world cultural heritage. From time immemorial, dutar has been an integral part of Turkmen culture and is used in all major genres of Turkmen music and singing.

Source: Turkmenistan.ru