Elderly Traditional Handicraft Exhibit (어르신(信) 공예품 특별전)

Countries: 
Republic of Korea
Implemented by: 
Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, The Federation of Korean Cultural Center
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
III-4 (Images of ageing)
Description: 

The event was held in Insa-dong, a popular tourist spot in Seoul, from 17 November to 2 December 2013, to promote Korean culture among foreigners in Korea. Traditional handicrafts made by older persons were displayed at the exhibition. The handicrafts were mainly made of straw, trees, Korean paper, leather and other traditional materials and the interested vistor could also purchase the work. The street performance and the tasting of traditional food were also organized by older persons.