Sheki city-handicraft capital of Azerbaijan was included in the list of “Creative cities chain” of UNESCO.
Nov 06, 2017 | 08:14

Sheki city-handicraft capital of Azerbaijan was included in the list of “Creative cities chain” of UNESCO.

      In the 6th of November this decision of the organization had been discussed in the council meeting that held Sheki Executive Power, and was dealt with the works and duties to be done. Head of City Executive Power Elxan Usubov emphasized the greatest event of city life including Sheki in the list of “Creative cities chain” of UNESCO. It is informed that adopting this decision is one of the next successful steps for introducing Sheki in international level. This decision of the organization is the result of the purposeful work in the direction of saving cultural heritage and introducing to the world.

      It has been said that with the decision of Irina Bokova who is the general manager of UNESCO, it has been included 64 cities from 44 countries in the list of “Creative cities chain”. The purpose in creating the chain is to achieve continuous social-economic development, developing folk art, enlarging tourism potential in cities, introducing in international level. So, we can consider this decision of UNESCO as the beginning of a new stage in the development of national folk art of Sheki.

      In SRSC, in November 6, the meeting was held about including Sheki in the list of “Creative cities chain” of UNESCO. In the event the director of SRSC PhD on physics Yusif Shukurlu spoke about the importance of this decision, saving cultural heritage and introducing to the world, development of Sheki art and the duties of SRSC in this direction.    

      After it assistant director, PhD on biology Farhad Azizov performed about being famous of Sheki silk in the world, jewelry, pottery, takalduz, shabaka and other local art areas which attract the tourists, the collections which turned the ornament of the museums which made by the local masters.

        After the decision it was decided to apply the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Azerbaijan Republic for the purpose of trying to include the object in tourism route and creating the museum in a separate corner as a glance object for introducing historical and cultural heritage to the guests and tourists.