Heritage Crafts Association The Red List Of Endangered Crafts

Press/Media: Research


The 'Red List' first published in 2017, was the first report of its kind to rank traditional crafts by the likelihood they would survive to the next generation, based on intangible cultural heritage safeguarding principles and led by Heritage Crafts. The only UK UNESCO- accredited NGO working primarily in the domain of traditional craftsmanship.


Between September 2022 and May 2023 Deborah contributed to the research providing background information about the craft of Damask Linen Weaving, its history, techniques and local forms. The craft is listed as Critically Endangered, 2023.


Period11 May 2023

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleRed List 2023
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionA report led by Heritage Crafts the only UK UNESCO - accredited NGO working group working primarily in the domain of traditional craftsmanship.
    Producer/AuthorHeritage Crafts Association
    PersonsDeborah White


  • Craft
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Traditional Skills
  • Craftmanship
  • Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage
  • Heritage Crafts
  • Damask Linen Weaving