By Heidi Trautmann
Last Saturday I went to the Bandabuliya again and found the handicraft people very busy with activities to show visitors how certain traditional things were done. Also for children fun was delivered free with face painting, jewellery making and balloon swords as gifts. There was a stall where olive soap production was shown, interesting! I might try it.
Ayten Hüseyin, who owns a shop there at the end of the hall on the right hand side with many interesting chic things, knit wear especially, Ayten is the organizer of these Bandabuliya handicraft activities on Saturdays and many artisans and artists have followed her call. There were some artists’ stalls exhibiting hand painted and naturally dyed cloths and manipulated felt accessories by a German textile artist Gabi Boehm. I love her work. I bought the jacket with the eucalyptus leaves, all natural, a special dying technique. Enquiries via Ayten Hüseyin in her shop or via Facebook.
It was a very nice atmosphere among the exhibitors and they have good talks with the visitors.
I hope that many people come and will in the future populate the place again. Perhaps the shop owners will continue this very nice habit over the whole year. It does attract people and it is a valuable contribution to Cypriot culture and traditions.