2015 UNKO Handicraft Fair and Contest

UNKO Handicraft Fair and Contest The UNKO Handicraft Fair will be held in the Aeropuerto Coronel FAP Alfredo Mendívil Duarte (Coronel FAP Alfredo Mendívil Duarte Airport) facilities in Ayacucho, from Wednesday, March 30 to April 12. Ayacucho, also known as: city of churches, for its colonial temples of renaissance, baroque and mestizo style, well known in the world for its Easter celebration, with a great historical legacy, thanks to the Peruvian Independence consolidation, birthplace of great master craftsmen, reason why it is also known as: "Capital del Arte Popular y de la Artesanía del Perú" ("Capital of Folk Art and Crafts of Peru"), for its famous altarpieces, mates burilados (gourd carvings), ceramics, textiles, silversmithing and filigree, and the famous stonework of Huamanga that were spread worldwide. The awards ceremony for the 3 best craftsmen of the fair will be held Sunday, March 31. The idea is to promote local craftsmen, giving them an incentive and make known their works.