The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan reported on the receipt of a UNESCO certificate confirming the value of the dutar as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. The relevant decision was received in December 2021 at the regular session of the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO.
On this occasion, President Berdymukhamedov delivered a festive message to the Turkmen people and initiated themed events in Turkmenistan and abroad. Thus, on February 1, an exhibition and awarding ceremony of the best dutar masters was held at the Palace of Mukams in the capital city.
Source and photo: turkmenistan.gov.tm