From the 2nd to the 19th of February, more than 200 artisans from 20 states, as well as from the invited countries: Ecuador, Peru, Turkey and Colombia, will hold the tenth National Meeting of Artisans.
The national participants are from Oaxaca, Chiapas, Michoacán, Yucatan, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato, State of Mexico, Nayarit and Jalisco who will be presenting their works in the Hotel Zone, in front of the Hacienda Buena Ventura hotel of Puerto Vallarta with the purpose of spreading and preserving their craft traditions.
This meeting, organized by the Mexican Federation of Artisans, has been developed in the main cities of the country consecutively, said Moisés Sánchez, the organization’s event coordinator. He noted that it is intended to provide the opportunity to the true artisans of the country so that they are the ones who market their products directly to the consuming public, and in this way obtain benefits for their families by offering what they know how to do with their hands and their talent.
There will be an area where experts will be working live in front of the public works made in clay, wood, paper and some other traditional materials.
There will also be products for the palate of the attendees such as the food and drinks of Oaxaca such as chocolate, black mole, grasshoppers, quesillo, tlayudas, yolk bread, carafe snow that is made fresh. As well as Puebla’s traditional mole, organic coffee from Chiapas, Guanajuato milk sweets, desserts and typical sweets from Michoacán, Jalisco and the State of Mexico, whose producers announce that they will prepare pan de fiesta every day.
Among the diversity of handicrafts that can be seen and acquired include the wood carved in its different techniques: palo fierro de Sonora; guitars from Paracho, Michoacán; traditional toys. Textiles with a variety of techniques; Yucatec throws; embroidered blouses from Oaxaca and Chiapas; shirts and dresses from Michoacán and the state of Mexico, among other items.
The organizer added that this meeting does not intend to be an unfair competition for local merchants, since they are authentic artisan producers who do not sell “souvenirs” but exclusively the products they make for themselves.
As part of this 10th National Meeting of Artisans Puerto Vallarta 2018 the spectacle of the Guelaguetza de Oaxaca is planned, with the folkloric presentation of the seven regions of that state. This show will be on Sunday, February 11 at 6:00 p.m.