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Chieton Moren

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Calle 17, Ave. 2 y 4. No. 225. From de Southeast corner of the National Museum, 25 m. South, San Jose Costa Rica
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sipivu wrote a review Sep 2019
Paris, France2,097 contributions929 helpful votes
This wonderful shop is owned by a very friendly couple who have worked with indigenous people for many years when they were working for an NGO in Costa Rica. They sell really beautiful and authentic indigenous objects from a group called Brunch. We bought the two objects, photos attached.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Responded Sep 23, 2019
Thank you very much for your review on tripadvisor. In fact, the museum and shop are owned by an association of some 250 families of craftsmen and -women of the different indigenous communities of the country. The job on the spot is done by volunteers, some retired, others students of the university completing their obligatory commmunity work. There are 8 indigenous groups in the country, one of them is the Brunca community, well known for their masks and textiles. Thank you again for your comments.
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Carolyn D wrote a review Mar 2019
Kerry, Ireland14 contributions1 helpful vote
Across the main road from the National Museum on Calle 17, a small wonderful shop and museum showcasing and selling crafts from the Indigenous people. Authentic, original and beautiful. Non profit project staffed by knowledgeable and friendly volunteers. GO, you won't be disappointed!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Karen BF wrote a review Mar 2019
Edmonton, Canada425 contributions223 helpful votes
Feel good about buying locally crafted items, with a fair trade policy that actually supports the artists. Little out-of-the-way shop, but on a funky little street with three unique cafes nearby.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Karin B wrote a review Feb 2019
Porto Alegre, RS91 contributions53 helpful votes
I was very depressed trying to find quality souvenirs from Costa Rica. The National Craft Market sells cheap chinese souvenirs. At this place, they display and sell the crafts of different indigenous tribes of Costa Rica. The staff is very kind and knowledgeable. I was so glad I could bring home true souvenirs from Costa Rica and particularly glad to know i helped the local indigenous artists, who produced amazing pieces. I would definitely recommend this place for its variety, quality, and social value.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Alberto Morales wrote a review Feb 2019
San Jose3 contributions1 helpful vote
I had been looking around for a good souvenir shop and this is definitely the best one! They have handicrafts and information of every indigenous community in Costa Rica and they're a Fair Trade organization! They're an NGO that works with the communities as a place where they can present their crafts to everyone in the capital. I fully recommend Chieton Moren if you are looking for a true Costa Rican souvenir!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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