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Annual Afkart handicraft exhibition at Zaitunay bay


The Beirut Association for Social Development inaugurated in Zaitunay Bay yesterday the 12th edition of its handicrafts production Afkart under the auspices of ex PM Saad al Hariri represented by MP Mohammed Kabbani.  The exhibition seeks to encourage the creativity of Lebanese artisans as the association believes in the importance of supporting this sector which preserves heritage and contributes to developing special and high quality Lebanese production, while improving the livelihoods of artists and artisans through marketing their products in Lebanon and beyond.
The coordinator of the women sector in the Future Movement, Afifeh al Sayyed, noted that this exhibition is important for small artisans as it helps them to market their products and encourages women to participate in economic life and improve the livelihoods of their families. The Afkart project benefits some 70 men and women artisans from different parts of Lebanon and includes various pavilions which reflect Lebanon’s culture and heritage.  The pavilions exhibit handicrafts and other products namely furniture, accessories, jewelry, garments, embroidery, handbags, household items, greeting cards, as well as paintings of textile, awareness raising material, soap, candles, and paintings with various media. To be reminded that the exhibition will be open for 5 days until next Sunday and it will convene again during Christmas.

Source: Al-Mustaqbal 20 June 2014

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