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“Alternative shopping”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Chieton Moren

Chieton Moren
Ranked #3 of 29 Shopping in San Jose
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Chieton Moren is a project of the 25 indigenous communities of Costa Rica with 140 artisans. There is a museum and a market where they sell their crafts. Chieton Moren is comprised of two parts, a museum and a market. In the museum we have displays of all 25 indigenous communities involved in our project and show where the communities are located, the materials they use, and the proccess in which they create their art. The market is where 140 participating artisans sell a variety of art and crafts, rich with the culture of their individual communities. On every item is a label with the name of the artisan and the location of his or her community. We work directly with artisans allowing us to be a registered FairTrade company run soley by the assitance of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions feel free to contact us. Groups: *Huetares, del Territorio de Quitirrisí *Teribes, del Territorio de Térraba *Brunkas, de los Territorios de Boruca y Rey Curré. *Ngöbes: de los Territorios de Osa, Coto Brus, Alto San Antonio, Conte y Conte Burika *Bribris: Watsi, Salitre, Kashabri *Malekus: Palenque El Sol * Cabécares: Bajo Chirripó, Palmera y Poza Azul * Cultura Chorotega: Ecomuseo de San Vicente de Nicoya.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Richmond, Virginia
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“Alternative shopping”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

A tiny fair trade shop featuring the crafts of the 8 original peoples of Costa Rica. Run by volunteers. Very fairly priced. Saw nearly identical items in a shop touting high end indigenous works for more than double the prices we found here. Charming tour of a tiny museum, only available in Spanish the day we went, but the written explanations were translated to English.

Visited May 2014
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