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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  • This was my second visit , Aisling,showed my girlfriend and I so much more than we expected! My first visit I, fell in love with the Brunka devil masks,I got another one this trip! All the art in Gale...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • Aisling is a wonderful, interesting woman; I was intrigued by her knowledge and passion for the brunka tribe.
  • Great place to shop for Costa Rican arts and crafts
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