THE Arts Village is something people should look forward to at this year's Vodafone Hibiscus Festival.
Yesterday the village was visited by people from all walks of life who enjoyed the different displays of handicraft materials by vendors.
For 66-year-old Inise Vakarau, the festival is to use her products to help young people realise how they can utilise traditional materials such as voivoi, sasa and masi.
On her table, Ms Vakarau had different home decorations made of voivoi (pandanus) leaves.
The National Crafts Exhibition has been hosted by the Fiji Arts Council since 1982 which has supported and encouraged local craftspeople to promote and sell their wares to the public.
"I am thankful for this year's exhibition because it encourages women like me to be creative and design our own," Ms Vakarau said.
"I have learnt to be creative and design my own flowers and use different traditional materials.
"I don't believe when people say there is no money in Fiji because with these materials and creativity I am putting food on the table and supporting my family."
Other vendors proudly displayed their handicraft which were marvelled at by those who visited the village yesterday.
All items will be assessed and judged and the winner will be announced on the final day of the festival.