via Bangkok Post, 15 December 2021: The southern Thai dance is recognised as Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage. The dance can also be found in parts of northern Malaysia.
Unesco on Wednesday officially listed nora as Thailand’s “Intangible Cultural Heritage” — a move that could potentially bring more global recognition to a dance typically only seen in small village gatherings in the kingdom’s south.
In Narathiwat province’s Sungai Padi district — not far from Malaysia’s border — young dancers on Saturday carefully pulled on their costumes, with lines of beads strung together in a kaleidoscopic display of colours and patterns.
The backs of their dress pieces swooped upwards, mimicking a bird’s tail.
Source: Southern Thai dance form ‘nora’ gets Unesco heritage status
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