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The fair is organised by Amata

Starting on 17 January, some 10 to 15 craft stalls will set up shop each Saturday morning on the square in front of Xàbia Post Office (Plaza de Correos); the Town Hall provides the space, and the craft association Amata chooses the stalls.

This way more visitors come to the centre of this delightful small town and the craftsmen and women get a chance to sell their work.

Obviously you can’t hold a big craft market every week, but just 10 or 15 stalls selling different articles each week, seemed to be a distinct possibility. And so these dedicated people will turn up every Saturday morning at about 10 o’clock, and stay on till lunch time at 2 pm or so.

Already some 40 people have indicated that they want to take part, taking turns so that every week the visitor can look at something different. From hand knitted shawls to leather handbags, from original jewelry to hand forged steel coat hangers – nothing imported, nothing from a factory, everything individually designed and made. Like visiting an art gallery without art gallery prices.

The fair is organised by Amata, the same association that organises the summer fair in the port of Xàbia (see photos at http://www.amata.es/JaveaSum14.html). Everything on the stalls is made by the people on the stall – a guarantee that the visitor is buying an original. It also becomes possible to order a special piece to suit a special person or special situation, and pick it up the next Saturday or the Saturday after.

Some of the stallholders will organise small workshops, every so now and then, at which children can make their own work piece, paying just a token price for the materials.

Several musicians, jugglers and puppeteers have expressed interest and want to get in on the act; to keep costs down they will pass the hat at the end of the show. All in all this seems a good place to which to take the children and grandchildren on a Saturday morning.

So, starting on the 17th of January, every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, on the square in front of Xàbia Post Office, with lots of parking space within a very short walking distance. If you want to know more, ring 639 979 678 (English spoken) or have a look at the Amata web page www.amata.es which has an English section and will list the participants for each Saturday.

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