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International TlaquepArte handicrafts show returns to Mérida

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Expo TlaquepArte returns to Mérida on Friday. Photo: Courtesy

With the 200 exhibitors from 16 countries, the 113th edition of the TlaquepArte international exhibition of handicrafts, jewelry and decoration begins Friday. 

Carlos Maytorena Martínez Negrete, the president of the organizing committee of the Latin American Association for the Promotion of Folklore and Crafts, accompanied by the director of the House of State Crafts, Giovanna Traconis Alcocer, explained artisans from Yucatán will be joined by exhibitors from Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Russia, Egypt, and Turkey as well as from Mexican states of Guerrero, Puebla, and Oaxaca.

“This year we have had eight exhibitions and we have had excellent results, we have already done two in Monterrey, two in Guadalajara, two in Tijuana, one in Veracruz, one in Torreón, and now we are reactivated Mérida, which we left with great sadness because we always they have welcomed us with great enthusiasm,” Martínez Negrete said.

Admission to Expo TlaquepArte is free from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m at the Siglo XXI Convention Center. The show concludes Monday.

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