The majestic event, held at the Parque das Nações, gathers artisans from 30 countries so as to boost competitiveness and new handicraft trends, after being called off for the Covid-19 pandemic.
On behalf of Cuba, creators from five provinces belonging to the Cuban Foundation of Cultural Assets (FCBC, in Spanish) are attending the event, seeking to market and exhibit domestic handicrafts.
Cuba is among nations with larger representation, as well as Morocco, Algeria, Senegal and Turkey, in an event that gives access to manifold workshops, conferences and cultural activities through July 3.
We will have a FIA-Lisbon 2022 of recovery and success, said organizer Carla Borges to local media, while estimating a number of visitors of over 70 000.
FIA-Lisbon 2022 is the second largest of its kind in Europe, promoting graphic arts and textile crafts, ceramics,as well as experiences in paper, leather, wood, stone and metal works.