Crop Over Craft Works: Boosting Local Entrepreneurship

The fair celebrates Barbadian Crafts and Culture and highlighted the best aspects of Bajan culture - be it culinary, or fashion and crafts.

The fair celebrates Barbadian Crafts and Culture and highlighted the best aspects of Bajan culture – be it culinary, or fashion and crafts.

Crop Over Craft Works: Celebrating Barbadian Crafts and Culture, Innovation; Craft and Creativity” was once again hosted by the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (BMHS), along with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) in collaboration with the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC).

The event caught the attention of both Bajans and visitors to the island who are fascinated by Barbados' culture & heritage.

The event caught the attention of both Bajans and visitors to the island who are fascinated by Barbados’ culture & heritage.

Crop Over Craft Works was created last year to provide entrepreneurs a chance to capitalise on the Crop Over calendar where “Bridgetown Market comes to Pelican” used to be and to stop the gap from postponing the “Artisan & Heritage Festival” event.

The event saw throngs of old and young Barbadians flocking to the Society’s Dalkeith Road location, in fact, this was what patron told Bajan Reporter – “This is the first time in ages where I can attend something with my grandchildren and not feel left out!

One stall owner is a grand-daughter of Robin Hunte from the Merry Men and she made cosmetic clutch bags declaring popular Bajan sayings that patrons also use to tote their tablets.

One stall owner is a grand-daughter of Robin Hunte from the Merry Men and she made cosmetic clutch bags declaring popular Bajan sayings that patrons also use to tote their tablets.

Live demonstrations of both beverages and popular weekend dishes were also recorded while providing patrons with a free lesson and a taste of the goodies prepared…

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