Artisans presented ‘Fijian Crafted’ licenses at the National Craft Exhibition

By: Stella Taoi

 

20728132_1612312432135019_2542308920194328075_nMore than 47 artisans were presented with the ‘Fijian Crafted’ licenses at the opening of the National Craft Exhibition and Awards at the Vodafone Arena yesterday.

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa officiated at the event where more than 100 artisans are showcasing their authentic crafts during the week-long Hibiscus Festival.

Vuniwaqa says such exhibition provides opportunities for local and international consumers to view the wide spectrum of Fiji’s traditional and contemporary crafts.

“For our artisans, this is a great achievement on your part to have received this accreditation today as you have not only excelled in terms of meeting quality standards but have also partnered with the Fijian Government in achieving its goal of promoting local made and Buy Fijian Made products,”Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa. 

The Fijian Crafted licenses have been given to 256 artisans so far.

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