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The San Expedito Cooperative is a women's cooperative of artisans dedicated to making traditional pre-columbian Nicaraguan black pottery. Visitors to the factory see the traditional black pottery production process. We also offer extended tours of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Kilometro 174 carretera a San Rafael del Norte | Las Curenas, Jinotega, Nicaragua
+505 8433 9132
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

While doing volunteer work in Jinotega city, made a Saturday trip to this cooperative in village off the highway. There is a one room shop with variety of ceramica negra & for couple of dollars donation tour and explanation of process from digging the clay...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

The women of the cooperative are very inviting, friendly and eager to share their craft. They only speak Spanish so be sure to have an interpreter. The prices at the gift shop were so reasonable that you will come away with many treasures. This is...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2016

If you find yourself in northern Nicaragua this little coop is well worth the trip. We live in Jinotega about 15 min from the coop and we take all of our family there now. The pottery is beautiful and very inexpensive. They make all kinds...More

2  Thank Aaron M
Reviewed July 28, 2016

An impressive cooperativa of women producing black ceramics. During the visit we felt an open-minded, very friendly and professionel atmosphere. The ceramic work pursues an important local tradition of ceramic production and is part of an initiative to allow women to get their own income...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I visit every time I'm in Jinotega, and it's always a wonderful experience. The ladies do all the work themselves, starting with digging the clay, and they make beautiful pottery at a ridiculously low price. They are a little outside Jinotega, and the short drive...More

1  Thank Miriam H
Reviewed April 26, 2016

The women artisans at Las Curenas are without a doubt the most beautiful, welcoming women who want to share their craft with the world. They are so warm and inviting and love to teach about the entire process of making the black pottery. The women...More

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