TASHKENT, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- The inclusion of the "art of miniature" in the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity is an international recognition of this art form, an Uzbek official said Thursday.
Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Aziz Abdukhakimov also noted on his Facebook account that the Uzbek school of miniature has for many centuries remained one of the most famous ones in the world.
The art of miniature, which has existed for centuries, was nominated to the list by Uzbekistan, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran jointly.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) described the miniature as a type of two-dimensional artwork that involves the design and creation of small paintings on books, paper, rugs, textiles, walls, ceramics and other items using raw materials such as gold, silver and various organic substances.
Historically, the miniature was exemplified by book painting in which the text was supported visually, but the element has evolved and can also be observed in architecture and as an adornment in public spaces, UNESCO said. Enditem