Art and handicraft festival going to be held in Lalibela (Capital Newspaper)

Capital Newspaper (By  Staff Reporter)

The festival will be held on October 26 and 27 and will feature more than 20 artisans exhibiting diversified portfolios of products ranging from paintings to leather products, and from pottery to jewelry and from textile to beeswax handcrafts.

Lalibela Arts and Handicraft Festival, which is going to be hosted at Geterge Road, is an initiative of a project, “Greening Ethiopia Manufacturing”, financed by European Union and implemented by a collaborative collation Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectorial Association (ECCSA) of Precise Consult International (PCI), and INOA, a Slovenian company.

Beyond its well-known tourist sites, Lalibela hosts a very old tradition and culture of producing artifacts and handicraft products. As such, the Festival will promote authentic and sustainable handicrafts made by local artisans and to enrich the offerings of the town for international and local tourists.

Lalibela Art and Handicraft Festival is supported by the Lalibela Tourism Office. Opening on October 26, 2019, the Festival will see delegation from the Lalibela city Mayor and the Lalibela Handicraft Cluster members.