HANDCRAFTED items from cultures across the globe were on sale on Friday, at Bendigo's Beehive building.
The market will return to the building next week, to mark the launch of 15 micro-businesses owned by women.
Organiser Forest Keegel, from the non-profit organisation MAV (formerly Multicultural Arts Victoria), said the business owners were working towards opening their own online stores.
They are participating in Duniya Behter, a digital enterprise program for women in Bendigo and Shepparton.
The program teaches small business development and administration, social media, marketing and digital communication skills.
Funded by the Victorian Government's Priority Response to Multicultural Communities during Coronavirus program, participants also received $5000 in start-up funding.
"It's really about artists from culturally diverse backgrounds working in a self determined way," Ms Keegel said.
"We have a network that includes some first nations Australians.''
"The main focus is helping women develop in their businesses. They have amazing skills and this is about learning the skills to have an online business."
"These are beautiful handmade items,'' Ms Keegel said.
The market included traditional bead work and coil weaving from the South Sudan, from a collective of women who own Diaar Kuo Dinka Crafts. They have created a wide selection of jewellery and homewares.
The next market will be held on December 17 from 11am to 3pm at the Cultural Exchange Beehive Bendigo, 24-26 Pall Mall.
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