The Cyprus Handicraft Service aims to support and enhance the sustainability of the handicrafts sector, inter alia by reviving traditional folk art and handicrafts, developing relevant activities and training programmes and providing incentives to artisans based in cities and in the countryside.
The Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry, through the work of the Cyprus Handicraft Service, places special emphasis on supporting and preserving traditional techniques and professions, which are part of Cyprus' intangible cultural heritage. The objective is to implement a comprehensive strategic action plan for the preservation and development of traditional professions, in order to prevent the risk of losing them forever.
At the Cyprus Handicraft Centre, on Athalassas Avenue in Nicosia, visitors can see the artisans engaged in the traditional crafts, at the Centre's workshops. They can also visit the Centre's shop, where fine examples of authentic Cypriot handicrafts are on display.
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