The Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage included Konjic woodcarving on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.
“The entry of Konjic woodcarving on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage has a great importance for BiH and it is giving a great stimulus for further activities on preserving the intangible cultural heritage of our country and it also shows our commitment to the implementation of the UNESCO Convention from 2003 on the conservation of intangible cultural heritage,” as stated by the Minister of Civil Affairs Adil Osmanovic.
Woodcarving is an art craft that has a long tradition in the Municipality of Konjic. Woodcarving includes furniture, interior design and decorative objects that are recognizable by their motifs and visual identity in general. Woodcarving represents a key part of local community culture, a real measure of the beauty and comfort of a home interior, and the tradition that makes a sense of community and belonging. This craft is widely distributed among citizens of Konjic, and the owners of family workshops for wood carving are responsible for preserving elements, educating students and making this craft more popular.
Konjic woodcarving is the second element of intangible heritage of BiH that was included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.