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Artistry on Display
|Many artisans have spent years perfecting their skills. Herminia Rivero began weaving karanday, a native palm fiber into a variety of baskets, mats and hats.|
Sheraton staff manage sales, inventory and disburse monthly payments to Estación A. “All that is required of us is high quality and arranging what is on display. The products should have the fair-trade label, a card describing the product and handicraft, and detailed brochures on the techniques used and the artisan associations,” said Gabriela Frers, Executive Director Estación A.
The contract with the Sheraton is a major opportunity for Estación A that Gabriela believes will lead to other accomplishments. Paraguay’s Secretariat of Culture and the Professional Development Services are partners in the development initiatives and provide training workshops for young artisans.− Aja Finger, IAF Intern.