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UNDP Pilots Handicrafts Project in Lhaviyani Atoll

Date : 2011-05-24 10:19:01

Description27 January 2007: Our rich passage of history bears witness to the people’s many talents. Unique creative traits speak volumes about the splendid craftsmanship of Maldivians; raw materials found locally are deftly carved and produced into lovely craft products. Most of these crafting skills have been passed down through the generations. However these very skills are fast becoming obsolete with the plunge into a modern world and have raised an imperative need to keep the beauty of the intricate art alive. The latest project undertaken by UNDP with the generous assistance from the United Nations Foundation and the European Union, vies to revive the skills of ancestral artisans through a plan to provide talented young people with the opportunity to learn handicrafts making and rely on the art as an income earning activity. ....

Name of InstitutionUNDP Pilots Handicrafts Project in Lhaviyani Atoll

Author(s) NameGiulia Macola

Added/Updated byGiulia Macola

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