Mat Tamau Handicraft Market

MAT TAMAU HANDICRAFT MARKET
MAT TAMAU HANDICRAFT MARKET 2015

Mat Tamau Handicraft Market is a new Handicraft Market creation located at Tamau country side area (ex-federation) along the Lini high way, shefa rural area. Designed and created by ni-vanuatu business couples Albert and Nicole Karlosaruru, Mat Tamau Handicraft Market will soon go into full business operation accommodating almost eighty Vanuatu Mamas including some male artists and their unique locally made and design handicraft products.

Mat Tamau Handicraft Market is a new Handicraft Market creation located at Tamau country side area (ex-federation) along the Lini high way, shefa rural area. Designed and created by ni-vanuatu business couples Albert and Nicole Karlosaruru, Mat Tamau Handicraft Market will soon go into full business operation accommodating almost eighty Vanuatu Mamas including some male artists and their unique locally made and design handicraft products.

For general information, MAT means Maturine Kalpuaso, the traditional land owner of where the handicraft market is located. TAMAU means the traditional name of land area or place in Ifira language and is traditionally owned by the people of Ifira Tenuku.
Mat Tamau Handicraft Market is a combination of three different markets, all in one. Market section one (1) is located inside the building (former JCK Clothing Centre) and is dedicated to the sale of locally made handicraft products only. Its sole purpose is to encourage, boost and promote locally made Handicraft products in the lucrative growing tourism industry in the country. No imported products are to be sold in Market section one. It is allocated to domestic products only.
Market section two (2) located outside the building, natangkura shelters on white coral and sandy beaches in open air will housed the sale of locally made handicrafts as well as imported products and items (Chinese products, clothing etc…). Market section two atmospheres and surrounding is a typical Pacific Ocean Beach front environment and landscaping but located at the country side.

Market section three (3) is the café and restaurant. It consists of four rooms that make up the restaurant with tables and chairs inside the restaurant and in open air under the local natapua nut tree .WIFI is installed in the restaurant for internet users provided that they pay for a cup of coffee or snacks.

Toilets and a shower room are of course included at the Mat Tamau Handicraft Market for the comfort of our visitors and market vendors each day.

A new and unique creation that was also included as part of Mat Tamau Handicraft market is the inclusion of an open air space or small arena at the very centre of the Mat Tamau handicraft Market for traditional custom dance group or cultural group’s performance and display. Chairs and stools are available for audiences to sit comfortably and enjoy the traditional custom dances or local string band display.
More to that, a good parking area is now under construction to accommodate a number of buses both big and small including taxis and private cars.

More information, photos and update will be given out later after the official opening of the Mat Tamau Handicraft Market. Very limited space to rent in Market section one are available and anyone who intends to sell locally made handicraft products at the Mat Tamau Handicraft Market may obtain a registration form anytime at the Handicraft Market. All rooms at Mat Tamau Market section two (2) and Market section three (3) are sold out.

Author

Julian Ligo

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The current director for Yumi Toktok Stret. A strong advocator for the "internet" as a tool to support good governance. Currently promoting the internet as the tool to drive change and believes "media must play a better role in educating society"

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