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Paper mache

 Joyce Rosinda & Merelyn Brooks
Our souvenir shop is the only one in Curacao where 99% of the souvenirs are made in Curacao. To get more locally made souvenirs on the market, ‘landhuis Habaai’ started a ‘hands-on’ project a few years ago. This project gave less privileged women a chance to learn to make souvenirs out of recycled products. One of these products these women learned to make, are necklaces made of paper mache. They use newspapers and decorate the handmade paper mache beads with magazine pages and acrylic paint.