The annual Lao Handicraft Festival will be held next month with an aim to promote the growth in the handicraft industry.
The annual Lao Handicraft festival will be held at the Lao ITECC (old building) in Vientiane Capital from Oct 14-22.
The festival aims to promote the marketing of handicrafts made by local people and Lao wisdom of handicraft production, said President of the Lao Handicraft Association, Mr Hansana Sisan.
The festival will help local craftsmen gain access to handicraft markets and allow them to exchange lessons and experiences in the business so that they can strengthen their handicraft business.
The festival will feature a variety of handicraft products including jewelleries, silk textiles, souvenirs, and agricultural and food products.
The festival goers will also be able to see fashion shows of Lao costumes, craft demonstrations, product contests.
Seminars on handicrafts will be also held on the sidelines of the festival.
Source: Lao News Agency