The national exhibition of handicrafts “, annual event organized by the Tunisian National Crafts (ONA) was inaugurated on Friday afternoon, Mr. Hamadi Jebali, head of the provisional government.
Nearly 700 exhibitors from different governorates of the country, taking part in this edition, which will continue until 15 April 2012, the exhibition center in Kram, against 400 in 2011.
Several articles of handicrafts are on display. This is essentially the textile, furniture, gifts, pottery, olive wood product,ceramics, traditional dress, plant fiber, copper, leather and shoes …
The show, which covers a total area of ??20,000 m2 has three spaces dedicated to young promoters, respectively, at a fair vegetable fibers and interior design.
The NAO has a dedicated space for making known the products of 60 exhibitors and graduates participating in the exhibition free of charge.
The space of plant fibers is interested in the development of natural resources and local raw materials.
The show is also an opportunity for developers and investors to learn about the use of these products for the production of modern objects with high added value and marketable as the local market than abroad.
The organizers have set up a space for interior decoration, is in the form of a modern house equipped with handicrafts to encourage their use in Tunisian homes.
The Office has also devoted a pavilion dedicated to the program outcomes of innovation and industry development games and puppets handmade in the governorate of Tozeur, developed for the benefit of the artisans of the region to help them sell their products.
The National Handicrafts exhibition is an annual event to raise awareness of Tunisian handicrafts and ensure their marketing.
The show was known until the year 2010 under the name of “Creative Crafts Show,” hosts a national competition of crafts and trade fair of handicrafts.
From 2011, the NFA has changed the name of the certificate and dissociated the contest fair.
Forecasts of the NAO expect over 130,000 visitors during this year.
The handicrafts sector provides 300,000 direct jobs and contributes 4% to GDP and the annual value of exports reached 380 million dinars.