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“A great place for unique gifts and decorations”

Talamanca Family Art
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Es un taller que reprecenta la cultura y historia indigena de los brybrys indigenas de talamanca costarica trabajamos con la materia prima que nos ofrece la madre naturaleza.collares,mascaras,Esculturas.ect.visitanos y admire el arte local hecha por una familya nativa de talamanca.
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A great place for unique gifts and decorations”
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We came across Talamanca Family Art in Hone Creek on our way back from a waterfall tour. It is a small, family owned shop along the road. The owner and his family were very welcoming and we were impressed with the selection. This is a great place for someone looking for a unique piece of hand crafted art from Costa Rica. Here you will find truly unique offerings, not the stuff that you see in gift shops throughout the country. If you don't see something you like, the owner will be happy to make it by request. When we visited we noticed a large monkey carving in the corner that was not complete - we really liked it so we paid for it. The carving was ready in 3 days and we picked it up before leaving for the airport.

Visited March 2012
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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“Talamanca Family Art is the most creative and interesting outlet for art in Costa Rica.”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

I have known Talamanca Family Art for three years now. The Family of Artists produce the most creative sculpture, jewelry, and carvings that I have seen in Costa Rica. Gerardo produces beautiful works with wood, and his wife carves gourds and makes beautiful jewelry. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful to all. Not surprisingly I had purchased some of their work before I met them. My husband asked Gerardo to make a special plaque for a retiring colleague of his -- Gerardo accomplished this beautifully and with expertise in a short time. When I returned in 2010 I published a blog about Talamanca Family Art: http://gerardocorralesbribriartist.blogspot.com/ You can also find them on Facebook. Please visit -- you will be pleased. These are not the sculptures you find in most stores or hotels in town.

Visited February 2012
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