Galeria Namu, San Jose

Categories: Art Galleries, Shopping, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Do some shopping with an ethical spin at Galeria Namu, a fair-trade traditional arts and crafts shopping area showcasing the work of local artisans and craftspeople. Survey the wide array of art and other ornamental ephemera from a variety of indigenous cultures, including woven Wounaan baskets, Bribrí canoes, Huetar reed mats, Chorotega ceramics, Guaymí dolls, and Boruca masks, as well as a wide range of modern Afro-Caribbean artisanal crafts. If considering a visit to these cultures in person, inquire about reserving tour arrangements at the gallery. Add Galeria Namu to your San Jose travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our San Jose trip itinerary builder.
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  • I not only bought woven baskets, carved tagua nuts, and paintings when I was there in 2010, but I've ordered more art from there since my stay in San Jose. This gallery has ART, not tacky souvenir cra...  read more »
  • I collect the rainforest masks of the Baruca Indian group of Costa Rica. This gallery has a stellar collection of the masks. They also carry many other art forms of Costa Rica and Panama. Baskets, pai...  read more »
  • Once you find this hidden gem you will be educated on the few, but important arts and crafts of the Costa Rican people. The works are of the highest quality. I purchased a Bourca piece. It was a bit m...  read more »
  • Found this unique shop in San Jose and discovered wonderful pieces of art and crafts unlike anything else we've seen in other shops. The owners were very knowledgeable and explained the different styles used by the tribes of Costa Rica. We came home with some beautiful pieces. For anyone planning a trip to Costa Rica this gallery is a must see.
  • Great place to shop for Costa Rican arts and crafts
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