Historic incorporation to the UNESCO list will safeguard the 60-list Poncho Para’i

Asunción, Agencia IP.- The 60-list Poncho Para’i was recognized today as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The President of the Republic, Santiago Peña, congratulated and acknowledged the master artisans of Piribebuy who keep this tradition alive, exalting the Paraguayan culture.

The ancestral and traditional techniques of making the 60-list Poncho Para’í, from Piribebuy, Republic of Paraguay, is now part of the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The President spoke about it through his social networks, pointing out that; «Today we celebrate our identity and protect the 60-list Poncho Para’i; we mark history by seeing our traditional 60-list Poncho Para’i enter the UNESCO Urgent Safeguarding List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.»

He also congratulated and recognized the master artisans of the city of Piribebuy, the department of Cordillera, who keep this tradition alive, carrying the essence of Paraguayan culture.

«May the pride of wearing our poncho reach the world. Congratulations, Paraguay,» claimed the Head of State.

The First Lady also celebrated the new registration

The First Lady, Leticia Ocampos, was excited by the Declaration of the 60-list Poncho Para’i as Intangible Cultural Heritage in Urgent Safeguarding by UNESCO.

«I congratulate each of the artisans, who through their work keep this artisanal technique alive, the pride of our country,» she expressed through her social networks.