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The CraftHouse – providing a continuous program of training in craft production, thereby creating a Cadre of professional, skilled craft entrepreneurs.
The National Handicraft & Cottage Industry Development Board
The Craft-House, also known as ‘The National Handicraft & Cottage Industry Development Board’ came into being by an Act in Parliament dated 26th February, 1982 cited as the National Handicraft & Cottage Industries Development Board Act 1982.
The Designated authority to manage the affairs of the Craft-House was vested in a Board of Directors and a Manager, appointed by the Minister with responsibility for the Craft-House.
The Main Objectives are:
- To plan the operation of craft development in the state
- To conduct training for craftsmen etc
- To promote product development, research and improve techniques
- To establish quality control and minimum standards.
In general, the basic aims and objectives of the Craft-House is to provide a continuous program of training in craft production, thereby creating a Cadre of professional, skilled craft entrepreneurs.
The Hon. Samal Duggins
Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Marine Resources, Entrepreneurship, Cooperatives and Creative Economy
For a wide variety of ceramics, leather, wood and coconut craft.