Galeria Namu, San Jose

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#6 of 11 in Museums in San Jose
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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  • August 9, 2017
    If you are looking for an exceptional piece of indigenous art to take home this is the only place worth buying from.Really high quality art pieces are sold here and the prices are not going to kill yo...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    I dare anyone to come out of here without buying something! It has everything from masks of all kinds, art, jewellery, metal sculpture, cards, woven baskets, etc. I make a special trip into the city e...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    A great find in San Jose! Unique and interesting items sold by a proprietor that understands and cares about the indigenous cultures of Costa Rica  more »
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  • September 3, 2016
    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.
  • February 18, 2017
    Aisling is a wonderful, interesting woman; I was intrigued by her knowledge and passion for the brunka tribe.
  • May 5, 2016
    Great place to shop for Costa Rican arts and crafts
  • May 12, 2017
    Unique things.
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