Words of Praise for Galeria Namu, The Art & The Artists
When Galería Namu first opened the doors in 1998 there was no e-mail or internet access here in Costa Rica; we were fortunate, however, that when a visitor walked into the gallery it was often a word of mouth referral which provided us with customer testimonials, i.e., “Our friends/family, so-and-so, raved about your gallery.”
More recently, of course, we are connected to our customers around the globe. The customer testimonials have been generated by both customers to Galería Namu in San Jose and from purchases made through our website. (all are on file) The following is a sample of more recent customer testimonials, unsolicited. We so appreciate the kind words and the support of Fair Trade art.
The Kingfisher Mask arrived this afternoon and it is absolutely breathtaking. We love it and it hangs close to the two others we purchased from you. Please thank the artist. ~ C. Tanaka & V. Trammell (USA)
- Our masks came – intact and wonderfully packed! We are so excited, they are simply gorgeous! Enclosed is a picture of the artist holding our mask. Thank you so very much. These will go in a place of honor in our home, and we will tell all our friends about you and your marvelous service! All the very best. ~ Jack Winberg (USA)
- I have unwrapped my masks and they are more beautiful than I imagined! I love them all. Edixon Mora is my favorite mask maker after the Gonzales brothers. I am drawn to all of his work. ~ G. Noble (USA)
- “Conall we received the artwork and are pleased to receive the piece as the mask is bright,alluring and beautifully colored and crafted. We love the piece. We will not hesitate to get in touch with you regarding additional pieces. Several of the carved pieces have a high appeal. Again thanks so much.” ~ Ben and Jean (U.S.A.)
- “Friends: I am sorry it has taken me so long to let you know that the package sent to Becky in Fairbanks AK arrived safe and sound. You do indeed have a fabulous packer. Thanks for the service and thanks for your great gallery.” ~ Becky (Alaska, U.S.A.)
- “Roberto packed a large Pefi piece for me a couple of years ago at the BEGINNING of my trip…..it fared perfectly to the Osa and all the way through the rainforest and then back to New York and sits beautifully on a shelf in my bedroom. We LOVE visiting Namu Gallery, it is one of the highlights of our trip to San Jose….now, we try to go at the end of our stay!!” ~Marina (U.S.A.)
- “Hello Conall, I am please to let you know that my Humming Bird Tagua Pendant, has just arrived safely, into my Mailbox, here at home. I am, Absolutely and Totally Delighted, with my Purchase from “Namu”. I am going to put it with Purple Gemstone Amethyst Beads. You may be getting some more orders from New Zealand, when my friends and acquaintances see my Beautiful Humming Bird Pendant. Thank You, also for your efficient and quick Service. Cheers and Blessings, Peace and Joy.” ~Rosemary (New Zealand)
- “Conall, la masacara del murcielago arrived today. It’s a fantastic piece! It will look very niece along with all the other masks I have – there are now three I’ve got from you. Muchos saludos – y gracias.” ~Raul (U.S.A.)
More Customer Testimonials…
Roberto packed a large Pefi piece for me a couple of years ago at the BEGINNING of my trip…..it fared perfectly to the
Osa [peninsula]and all the way through the rainforest and then back to New York and sits beautifully on a shelf in my bedroom…..
We LOVE visiting Namu Gallery, it is one of the highlights of our trip to San Jose….now, we try to go at the end of our stay! ~ Marina Smith (U.S.A.)
- “Hello, first of all I wanted to thank you for the notifications and the pictures of the Mask being worn by the tribe. Is the Mask that I am getting the one that was worn by the indians or a replica? I am just a little bit curious. I didn’t know about Galeria Namu but my sister who is in Costa Rica told me about it, let me tell you that I visited the website and I fell in love with all the terrific pieces of art. If after I receive the package I am happy with everything I will certainly become one of your clients. thank you!” ~Priscilla (U.S.A.)
- “Hello Conall, Yes I did receive the snake mask, in perfect order just a couple of days ago. I apologize for not letting you know sooner. It is a lovely piece that will look good next to Melvin’s painting of the same. I look forward to adding the orchid mask to my collection. Thank you for running all these things down. I appreciate all your time and effort.” ~John (U.S.A.)
- “Hello Conall, I received my mask yesterday and it was even more beautiful in person. What a great addition to my collection. Thank you and have a great Holiday Season.” ~Bob (U.S.A.)
- “Conall, The necklace came last Thursday. It is beautiful. Thanks for your help in getting it sent. We will certainly look you up when we are in Costa Rica again.” ~Catherine (U.S.A.)
- “Our wonderful carved boa constrictor arrived today in perfect condition – can’t wait to take it to our son-in-law. Thank you so much! “ ~Connie in Colorado (U.S.A.)
- “Greetings, The mask arrived in perfect condition, thank you. I sent a group of 8 (the Andersons) to your store, and they too bought a mask, a photo of which they sent me, among other things. We will continue to send you business…..thank you and we will see you on our next trip to CR. Regards,” ~Erik (U.S.A.)
- “Bernardo’s orchid mask arrived today. It is fantastic! Thanks for making it happen. Best wishes.” John (U.S.A.)
- “I would just like to say that the mask I received was absolutely gorgeous! It is beautifully made and I couldn’t be happier. Dealing with Galeria Namu has been nothing but a pleasure. The artist is extremely talented, the packaging was well made and shipped in a reasonable amount of time. Thanks to everyone for your excellent work!” ~ Laura Messett (Saskatchewan, Canada) 7th Dec 2012
Questions? Comments? Testimonials?
If you have questions related to our fair trade art collections, or any aspect to our gallery, or this website, please contact us. We shall continue to post customer testimonials so please let us know if you’d like to share with others about your purchase from Galeria Namu and we’ll be grateful to add you to our list of happy customers. Thank you for your support!
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