Will the UNESCO “inscribe” three Serbian kilims?
The initiative to inscribe three Serbian kilims, among which is the Pirot kilim as well, on the UNESCO World Heritage List has been launched, Deputy Prime Minister Zorana Mihajlovic has said, and all documentation is expected to be prepared by March next year. Pirot has several brands, with gastronomic products flat sausage and kashkaval, there is also a kilim that, 17 years ago, received protection for a geographical indication of the name “Pirot kilim”. It is now the intention of the Serbian government to inscribe it, together with the Stapar kilim and Sjenica-Pester kilim, on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Together with NALED and ambassadors of Germany and Canada, we have sent an official initiative to the Ethnographic Museum and we will do our best to prepare it by March next year, Mihajlovic has said. She has reminded that the artefacts are being donated during diplomatic visits by foreign officials, thus Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron received Pirot kilims. The Pirot kilim, a pride of the residents of Pirot, is a common motif in this town, the art installation “Solar kilim” was installed in the town centre, the parking lot in front of the Kej hall is painted in motifs of the kilim, and the capital letters inscribing the full name of Pirot have illustrated letter “O”, that represents the Pirot kilim.