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Local Handicrafts

Local handicrafts, also referred to as folk art or artisan crafts, are decorative or functional objects produced using hand tools or basic technology and local materials such as clay, metal, stone, wood, fiber, or glass. They are typically made using techniques and aesthetics unique to a particular locale. Tourism has increasingly become a force shaping the production of local handicrafts. Tourists prize local handicrafts as souvenirs, because they are conveniently sized for transport and provide a contrast to the mass-produced goods to which tourists are accustomed.

Collecting examples of local handicrafts is an essential part of the touristic experience, especially for those who seek to learn more about local customs and traditions. In many cases, local handicraft styles have garnered global fame to the point that ...

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