Galeria Namu, San Jose

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Art Gallery · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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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  • Travelers to Costa Rica are aware that the choices of art work, crafts & unique items to take back are relatively limited when traveling the country. Discerning friends had found this San Jose... 
    Travelers to Costa Rica are aware that the choices of art work, crafts & unique items to take back are relatively limited when traveling the country. Discerning friends had found this San Jose...  more »
  • Closed. Not sure whether permanently but shutters were down when their Web site said they were open 9-6. we found it closed on a Wednesday early afternoon for no apparent reason. Was looking forward.....  more
    Closed. Not sure whether permanently but shutters were down when their Web site said they were open 9-6. we found it closed on a Wednesday early afternoon for no apparent reason. Was looking forward.....  more »
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  • This is a must visit place while staying at San Jose. Connell is knowledgeable and helpful for selecting among the variety of original arts and crafts. We will definitely go there again if we return to Costa Rica.
  • Really nice shop and great owner, who is happy to explain the pieces and their origins. Prices are very good for the quality and authenticity - this is a fair trade gallery, not a cheap souvenir shop. However, there were items for every budget and I think you’ll be very satisfied. Lots of masks, wood carvings, paintings, and neat reproductions of the pre-Colombian jewelry you saw at the museums. Be aware that due to Covid-19 staffing issues, you should definitely call or text the shop to set up a meeting time! He is very willing to drive in, just for one group of people. Can either ship or pack for you to carry home.

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