Galeria Namu, San Jose

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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. Discover how to plan a San Jose trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • I’m surprised this is rated the #1 thing to do in San Jose. I wouldn’t call it a gallery, but definitely the most appealing artwork available for purchase I have seen during my two weeks in Costa Rica...  more »
  • This is an incredible gallery store. The owner has amassed a dazzling collection of indigenous art, ceramics, textiles and weaving from all corners of Central America. Prices are reasonable and fair t...  more »
  • The painted carved masks are really spectacular. Worth a visit just to view these gallery quality masks.  more »
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