Hundreds of tourists and residents went to Centro de Convenciones Baja California in Rosarito at 10:30 AM to discover and enjoy a great variety of handicrafts from all over the world in Expo TlaquepArte.
After the inauguration ceremony, where the ribbon cutting took place by government authorities, hundreds of tourists toured the hallways of the Convention Center in Rosarito in the early hours of Friday. All of this to learn about the great variety of handicrafts from Latin America and the world.
One of the most important countries here is Colombia, the first special guest at TlaquepArte, as there is a great Colombian community in the state. The countries who are participating for the first time at this exhibition are Jordan and Thailand, as well as the Egyptian and Turkish parties.
Remember: admission is free!
Jewels and accessories from Colombia
Gloria Cano is an artisan and jeweler and accessory designer from Palmira, Valle del Cauca in Colombia, who is bringing a great variety of bronze items plated in 24 karat gold.
Gloria told San Diego Red that all of her accessories are worked and sculpted by eight artisan hands, who are all part of her work team under her supervision. It should be noted that these designs are made with an aesthetic to enhance specific characteristics of Colombia such as the flora of this country.
Gloria Cano has come to Expo TlaquepArte with more than 600 unique beautiful handmade pieces.
From Egypt and Turkey to TlaquepArte
One of the most outstanding cultures in the world is, undoubtedly, Egyptian culture. Its great pyramids, its myths, and its pharaohs are still things that greatly attract people. The best of Egyptian handicraft has arrived in TlaquepArte through Mohamed, an Egyptian citizen who lives in Monterrey.
Among his products, the most noticeable ones are incenses, papyrus with cultural illustrations, traditional quartz to reduce stress, decorative items such as tomb and Egyptian god paperweights, boxes for incenses, etcetera.
Turkish artisans and exhibitors were also present during the inauguration of Expo TlaquepArte. Their products are mainly sets to make coffee in sand, which is the traditional way to do it in this country. There were also black tea infusion packages, and an endless number of bracelets with popular images such as an eye to keep bad vibes away, a protecting hand, and the elephant of abundance.
In addition, at the Baja Center in Rosarito, other things that stood out were the pavilions of India and Peru, Taxco silver, decorative items made of wood by Cuban artisans, and cigars from Havana.
This exhibition will be open from Friday, September 1 until Monday, September 1, when Labor Day is celebrated in the United States, bringing forth a considerable number of tourists from southern California. Admission to this event is free and it is open from 10:30 AM to 8 PM.