Crafts by 7,000 artisans at fair

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A woven basket made by the Emberá tribe.

A woven basket made by the Emberá tribe.

The grand annual National Fair of Handicraft (Feria Nacional de Artesanias) is coming back with force for its 36’th edition. This time more than 7,000 artisans will be selling their wares from Wednesday, July 31 to Sunday, August 4 at the ATLAPA Convention Center, located in the neighborhood of San Francisco, Panama City.

The fair doors will open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The entrance cost is $1 for children and students; $1.50 for pensioners and $3 for adults. Folkloric dance troupes will present traditional dances from different parts of the country.

The Minister of Commerce and Industry, Ricardo Quijano, said that this year they are expecting 10% more visitors than in 2012. The fair gives artisans from all over the country the opportunity to make business contacts and promote their work not only nationally, but also at international level.

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