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Crafts grab first prize at Russian fair

Local craft and curio promoter, Penduka, received a First Degree award at a Russian crafts fair as Best Craft Master. Penduka is famous for the development work it conducts to ensure that local crafts conform to minimum standards and to facilitate the promotion, sales and export of indigenous crafts and curios. Penduka’s crafts are described as “handmade, authentic and unique.
The Directorate of Arts in the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture recently participated at the International Craft Fair: Etnomir- Masters and Crafts, held in Kaluga region in Russia. Etnomir is an open-air museum which combines traditional housing of all nations of the world on a single large area by representing their cultural life. The ministry sponsored Penduka to exhibit their arts and crafts representing Namibia.
The International Craft Fair at Kaluga is a colourful, multifaceted festival that develops marketing strategies for the global market for invited craftsmen from all over the world.
Penduka was represented by Ms Anna Sheehama, Craft Supervisor and accompanied by Mr Samuel Amunkete, Senior Arts Education Officer in the ministry.

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