Over six thousand exhibitors representing 56 nations are on show in this year's annual International Zagreb Fair, which opened on Thursday (9 September).
Over six thousand exhibitors representing 56 nations are on show in this year's annual International Zagreb Fair, which opened on Thursday (9 September). And for the first time in fifteen years, Albania and the People's Republic of China are taking part.
The Chinese pavilion provides an example of traditional Chinese architecture, and houses a widely varied array of exhibits. Modern electronic equipment is on display along with fine evidence of ancient crafts. The Albanians are concentrating on their own traditional products -- wines, copperware and silverware.
(The fair closes on September 19.)
SYNOPSIS: President Tito of Yugoslavia opened the annual International Zagreb Fair on Thursday. Over six thousand exhibitors from 56 nation are taking part, and it is estimated that the fair will attract thousands of visitors daily until it closes on September 19.
For the first time in fifteen years, the People's Republic of China are taking part Their pavilion is an example of tradition Chinese architecture, and is one of the most popular features of the fair.
Inside, visitors can tour a display that places copies of the Thoughts of Chairman Mao in prominent view. There is a display of modern electronics equipment, but most onlookers are more interest in the fine evidence of China's ancient crafts. A beautiful carving in ivory of the celebrated Yangtze Bridge is a major attraction. Other example of this centuries old skill are shows in jade.
Also on show for the first time is fifteen years are the Albanians. Their stand, too, is a tribute to the country's traditional products. The showcases bear intricate workings. the showcases bear intricate workings in copper fashioned by rural craftsmen and women, while other aspect of Albanian country life are also on display.