Last Thursday, we had an opportunity to visit Galeria Namu, located in San Jose, CR, which had been written up in the Lonely Planet Guidebook. What a great place - full of incredible art work and folk art from indigenous tribes in Costa Rica and Panama. They have so many beautiful things, it's hard to settle on what you like the most. We picked a beautifully carved jicara that is truly amazing, a wonderful mola from Panama, and a tagua (ivory nut) intricately carved into hovering hummingbirds. Everything was very well packed and was in perfect condition when we arrived home. The best part is that you are given information on everything you buy, explaining what it is, where it comes from, and how it is made. We only wished we had more time to spend there. It is well worth a stop. One other comment - their website is very easy to navigate should you decide you would like to order anything else you may have seen.
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