Galeria Namu, San Jose

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#6 of 12 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. Discover how to plan a San Jose trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Lots of local art and the money goes directly to the local people producing the artwork, very good service in the shop.  more »
  • We found this gallery had exactly what we were looking for. The owner is a fountain of information and will patiently and even eagerly answer all your questions because it is obvious he loves indigeno...  more »
  • Stopped in this fabulous store, while in San Jose, after looking for places to buy authentic native gifts in Costa Rica. Was not disappointed! Great selection, especially of Brunka tribe masks.  more »
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