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. 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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  • If you a collector of folk art or indigenous art, this small gallery is an absolute must see when you are in San Jose. It is walking distance from the Teatro National and the Gold Museum, just a block...  more »
  • We discovered the magic of Galeria Namu quite by accident on our first day in the area as we were staying at a hotel just up the street! We were mesmerized by the talent of the artisans and variety of...  more »
  • We visited Costa Rica this past week and visited Galeria Namu on May 10th .. Beautiful Country and a amazing store with such a nice Owner who was extremely helpful .. He gave us so much information ab...  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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