Ngöbe (Guaymi) - Arts & Crafts

The Ngobe-Buglé (also known as the Guaymí) is a very traditional indigenous group, whose territories are scattered around the south eastern end of Costa Rica. Their strong cultural and spiritual identity informs all of the pieces in the Namu arts and crafts collection, from utilitarian, but delightfully decorative objects, such as: woven agave bags, the women’s traditional pollera dresses, and the extraordinary beaded necklaces or chakiras (collars) worn on special occasions, to depictions of Ngobe-Buglé esoteric and mythological imagery, as well as depictions of their tribal history and life ways in the naturally dyed bark fiber panels called mastate and framed paintings.

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