Tag: NIA seeks to revitalize dying tradition of animal skin tanning

Participants learning the dying tradition of tanning animal skins at a Tanning Workshop hosted by the Small Business Enterprise Unit on Nevis at the grounds of the Department of Agriculture in Prospect on March 04, 2016

NIA seeks to revitalize dying tradition of animal skin tanning

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (MARCH 07 2016) — The Small Enterprise Development Unit (SEDU) in the Ministry of Finance on Nevis, launched a workshop for persons interested in learning the tradition of animal skin tanning.

The two-week program which commenced on March 04, 2016, on the grounds of the Department of Agriculture at Prospect, serves to revitalize one of the island’s dying traditions in which the skins are utilized in other areas.

Director of SEDU Mrs. Catherine Forbes said the training workshop was developed because of a concern of Premier of Nevis and Minister of Finance Hon. Vance Amory, that the art of tanning was dying and needed to be revitalized.

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