COUTELLIA – an Internationally-renowned trade shown presented knives from Gabrovo

As one of the twelve world cutlery capitals, members from Gabrovo Municipality, Open Air Architectural Museum “Etar” and Regional Historical Museum visited Their, France for participating in the World Cutlery Capitals meeting, part of Coutellia festival in France.

On that festival, the famous Gabrovian cutler Andrei Andreev donate a dozens of knifes to become part of the world knife collection. This collection will be circle around the museums in those 12 world capitals of cutlery.

A special presentation represent Gabrovo as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the field of Crafts and Folk Art, also visitors were able to find out more interesting facts and learn about the famous sightseen in the city.

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 180 cities, which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.