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December 20, 2010

Costa Rica Art: Impact of Indigenous Cultures

Costa Rica Art: Impact of Indigenous Cultures

Beauty of Costa Rica Art: Art from tropical countries always seem to delight and gladden the heart – especially on a snowy, bitterly cold day in Northern climes and Costa Rica art is no exception. This country is brimming with sunshine and a bio-diversity to dazzle the senses. When you think Costa Rica art, think

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November 8, 2010

Fair Trade Gifts

Fair Trade Gifts

How Your Holiday Shopping Can Help Preserve Traditional Arts and Crafts: Galería Namu does not use lightly the terms fair trade art or fair trade gifts in the marketing of their endeavors. Over twelve years ago the gallery not only opened its doors to the public, but also created a portal for a fair trade

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September 1, 2010

Panama’s Wounnan Tribe: Fusion Basket & Tagua Carving

Panama’s Wounnan Tribe: Fusion Basket & Tagua Carving

It is an honour and a privilege to be able to offer fine arts collectors and lovers of the wild this extraordinary art form from the hands of the best proponents of the tradition such as the internationally recognized Cheucarama family carvers from the Wounaan tribe of Panama. The Cheucarama family tagua carvers’ collaboration with

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September 1, 2010

Masks: Tribal Masks of the Brunka

Masks: Tribal Masks of the Brunka

The Danza de los Diablitos has been celebrated by the Brunka tribe, a Costa Rica indigenous people,  from early colonial times up to the present day. Throughout the years, a stylistic evolution can be noted from the very primitive diablo carved masks of yesteryear, with rough-hewn cuts creating the mask’s gross features, up to today’s

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