MÉRIDA, YUCATAN.- With the participation of 40 artisans from 13 municipalities and in the midst of economic reactivation in Yucatán, this Monday “En Nah, Museum of Handicrafts” was inaugurated in the Santa Ana neighborhood in downtown Mérida, an interesting project that seeks to attract tourists and place Yucatecan products in the national and international market.
It is an innovative concept, which will include tours of the Museum rooms and live exhibitions by artisans on weekends, in which visitors will be invited to make simple products to live the experience and take home a souvenir from the Yucatan.
The inauguration of the premises, located at Calle 47 No. 494 between 58 and 60, in front of the Santa Ana Market, was in charge of Gabriela Echeverría Solís, Deputy Director of Tourism of the Directorate of Economic Development and Tourism of the Mérida City Council; Jorge Escalante Bolio, president of Premium Yucatán; Beatriz Peralta y Chacón, coordinator of the project, and Samuel Mérida Ascencio, textile artisan, representing their colleagues.
Among the guests was Jorge Carrillo Sáez, president of the Yucatan Tourism Business Council. Previously, the facilities were blessed by priest Lorenzo Mex Jiménez, parish priest of San Sebastián.
In her message, Beatriz Peralta thanked the authorities, especially the City Council of Mérida for the facilities granted for the opening of the Museum, affirmed that “En Nah” has the doors open for other artisans who want to join the project and highlighted that one of Its objectives is to raise the name of Yucatan with high quality crafts.
Gabriela Echeverría congratulated the artisans and Mrs. Peralta Chacón for promoting this new project that enriches the tourist offer of Mérida affirmed that it is a pride to see the fruits of their work in a very beautiful and well-located place, and offered their support of the City Council to disseminate and promote the Museum, through the visitmerida.mx platform, which at the recent Tunich virtual fair had 80 thousand visits for the benefit of 32 artisans.
In turn, Escalante Bolio congratulated Beatriz Peralta and the team of artisans that make up the project for giving Mérida the attractiveness that it needed, as well as Gabriela Echeverría for the great work she does on behalf of artisans.
The businessman said that it is a good idea to use technological platforms to place such a representative product of the region since you can reach any part of the world through the internet. “Crafts are the soul of Yucatán,” he stressed.
In an interview, the coordinator of En Nah affirmed that, in addition to attracting tourism and buyers at the local level, they are going for the recovery of the markets of the Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Baja California, Aguascalientes, and Miami, among other places, in order to generate economic income for Yucatecan artisans, an activity on which more than 30 thousand families of the entity depend.
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