7000 artisans at ATLAPA

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Handicraft weekend

Many molas, the hand-appliqué cloth piece that has become the signature of the Guna natives of the San Blas Islands, will be on offer at the fair.

Many molas, the hand-appliqué cloth piece that has become the signature of the Guna natives of the San Blas Islands, will be on offer at the fair.

The grand annual National Fair of Handicraft (Feria Nacional de Artesanias) returns this weekend with more than 7,000 artisans selling their wares from Wednesday, July 31 to Sunday, August 4. It is taking place 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.

The Sombrero Pintado, a product from Panama´s central provinces, makes an appearance at the National Handicraft Fair.

The Sombrero Pintado, a product from Panama´s central provinces, makes an appearance at the National Handicraft Fair.

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