Guatemala Hosts II Central American Crafts Fair

The fair, which brings together artisans from the region, will be held on September 29 and 30, in Antigua City.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The President of the Crafts Commission of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (AGEXPORT), Santos Rosales, confirmed that guests from Colombia and possibly the Caribbean will be present.

Rosales added that the exhibition will present new products made from textiles, ceramics, wood, leather, jewelry, blown glass, fiber and candles, according to what was published in Terra.com.



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