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handicraft

Pronunciation: /ˈhændɪkræft; ˈhændɪkrɑːft/

Translation of handicraft in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 c and u (activity) artesanía (feminine), trabajo (masculine) artesanal; (at school) trabajos (masculine plural) manuales 1.2 countable/numerable (product) artesanía (feminine) an exhibition of local handicrafts una exposición de artesanías locales or artesanía local
    Example sentences
    • The Cottage Industries Emporium here opened shop in 1984, and is considered a one-stop destination to buy varied handicraft and handloom products from all over the country.
    • ‘They regard their creations only as mass handicraft products instead of valuable art forms,’ she added.
    • Small-scale agriculture has been the backbone of the economy, with some light industry, mainly handicraft and garment production.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable (skill) habilidad (feminine) manual
    Example sentences
    • A wide range of wooden statues, ready-made garments, decorative greeting cards, handicrafts items and eateries were on display.
    • A Cheam interior design company is offering people with creative flair the chance to learn new skills at workshops set up to revive interest in traditional handicrafts.
    • Other handicrafts include woodcarving and basketry.

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