The Ministry of Culture of Ukraine included the Crimean Tatar ornament Ornek into the national list of elements of the intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine, according to the department's website.
Apart from the Ornek ornament, the list also included Petrikovsky painting, coconut ceramics, Luke's song tradition and others.
Public organization "Alem" on its Facebook page noted that Ornek was first brought to this list.
“Due to the joint efforts of our friendly team "Alem" together with the masters from Crimea and the creative association "Chatyr-Dag" led by the honored artist of Ukraine Mamut Churlu, the Crimean Tatar ornament Ornek was first introduced into the national list of elements of the intangible cultural heritage of Ukraine. For us, this is a great joy and the next step in preserving the Crimean Tatar cultural heritage," reads the message.
Ornek is the Crimean Tatar ornament, the main symbolism of which is the image of flowers and trees in shades of pink, green, yellow and blue.
Earlier, the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine proposed to include elements of the Crimean Tatar ornament in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. Formation of the dossier for submission of objects for inclusion in the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO takes from 2 to 5 years.