In many countries and for many indigenous and local communities, the handicraft sector plays a vital social and cultural function and contributes significantly to communal, local and national economies.
The design, reputation, goodwill and “style” associated with handicrafts are, however, vulnerable to imitation and misappropriation.
- IP and Handicrafts (Background Brief)
- Omani Crafts - A documentary study (in Arabic)
- Panama: Empowering Indigenous Women through a Better Protection and Marketing of Handicrafts