Nordic “clinker boats” in UNESCO Heritage List

Nordic “clinker boats” in UNESCO Heritage List

UNESCO has included Nordic “clinker boats” in its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

For this, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden jointly demanded from UNESCO.

About clinker boats:

  • Nordic clicker boats are small, open and wooden boats.
  • The people of the Nordic region have been building clicker boats for almost two millennia. Basic techniques are used in making these. For example, using thin planks. These are attached with a metal nail, wooden nail or rope.
  • Clicker boats are a symbol of the Nordic region’s shared coastal heritage. These were traditionally used for fishing and for transporting goods and people.

Source – The Hindu

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