UNESCO supports safeguarding urban living heritage practices in Irbid

31 July 2023, Jordan

The distinct way in which people from a particular community stitch a fabric together, weaving in different patterns, or their beliefs and rituals, how they know which plants and herbs to use to treat certain illnesses are all part of their intangible cultural heritage passed down from generations. These practices and knowledge give communities a sense of identity and belonging. They can also be a source of income through trade and tourism.