Galeria Namu, San Jose

(4.8/5 based on 140+ 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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  • This shop sells beautifully crafted indigenous artworks and crafts such as paintings, sculptured items, masks, pottery, etc. Ask for an explanation and you will get a lesson in early Costa Rican histo...  more »
  • Costa Rican art is typically carved wood and leather chairs which get boring pretty fast, so this location is a great find. They support the 6 indigenous tribes in the area so anything you buy support...  more »
  • It is a very beautiful with all kinds of crafts, things are fine and in good taste, I think it is worth visiting it since it brings together all kinds of jobs
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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.
  • Great place to shop for Costa Rican arts and crafts