People in UNESCO heritage!

Do you know what a human treasure is? No, the heiress of L'Oreal Liliane Bettencourt does not fall into this category. Although his fortune stands at 35.6 billion euros and is the 10e the richest person in the world, according to the latest Forbes ranking.

The expression was put back in the honor at the death of the Senegalese percussionist Doudou N'Diaye Rose, on August 19th. Because with him died a "living human treasure". This name distinguishes people with exceptional know-how, whom they are committed to transmitting. It appeared in Japan in the 1950s. Unesco promptly encouraged other countries to identify their own national human treasures. In France, there are 63, grouped under the banner "Masters of Art". They are skilled artisans in the fields of textiles, fashion, goldsmiths and wood. We find small hands little known to the general public, such as leather goods Arnaud Philippe, who works for Hermes, or Lison Caunes, straw marquetry specialist who has brought up to date this tradition has fallen into oblivion and today supplies many decorators, in France and abroad.

Discover all our treasures of flesh and bone on:

Video: World Heritage explained - animated short about the UNESCO World Heritage Convention English Sub (January 2020).


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