Thirty fourth edition of craft fair kicks off | Tunisia News Gazette

Thirty fourth edition of craft fair kicks off

The 34th edition of the Craft Fair kicks off on Friday at the Kram Exhibition Centre and is due to last till May 7, with the participation of about 1,500 exhibitors from various regions of the country.

The fair held on the theme “live the craft,” was inaugurated by President Beji Caid Essebsi who toured many stands devoted to governorates and young designers.

Accompanied by Tourism Minister Selma Elloumi, Essebsi stressed the importance of consuming Tunisia and encouraging exports.

He listened to the concerns of craftsmen and designers in the various fields of craftsmanship.

Four national design competitions will be organised with the participation of 285 craftsmen. These competitions will involve students of design and fine arts graduate schools as well as craftsmen working in several fields.

National Handicrafts Board (ONA) CEO Asma Medhioub pointed out to TAP that the main objective of this edition is the sale of craft products and their development through creative competitions.

She added in the same context, that prizes will be awarded to the winners of the creative competitions. Their amount will vary between 6 thousand dinars (first prize), 5 thousand dinars (2nd prize) and 4 thousand dinars (3rd prize).

Besides, she said that the fair is an opportunity to raise the citizen’s awareness about the value of handicrafts and to gather these products and bring them closer to the consumer in the same space.

This 34th edition coincides with the launch of the campaign “Consume Tunisian” launched on social networks in April 2017.

Source: TAP News Agency

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