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Chieton Moren

Calle 17, Ave. 2 y 6. No. 225. | From de Southeast corner of the National Theater, 25 m. South, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 8930 1371
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great project!

They are friendly, organized, attentive! always ready to help and give useful information! their... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Costa Rica
Fair trade, excellent project!!

This is one of the hidden gems of San José! Many tourists actively avoid visiting our biggest city... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Magda M
San Jose, Costa Rica
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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.
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Calle 17, Ave. 2 y 6. No. 225. | From de Southeast corner of the National Theater, 25 m. South, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 8930 1371
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

They are friendly, organized, attentive! always ready to help and give useful information! their workshops are interesting and well managed! make you feel comfortable and welcome!!

Thank Malufa_cr
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This is one of the hidden gems of San José! Many tourists actively avoid visiting our biggest city, well, as a local, born and raised in it, I suggest, if you grace us with your presence, please try to make space to visit Chietón Morén...More

Thank Magda M
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff who gave us a free, very informative tour explaining about the indigenous communities of Costa Rica and the significance of the different handicrafts

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I stumbled upon this place by accident while walking near San José's city center and I couldn't have been luckier. It's a cross between a store and a little museum displaying art, crafts, paintings etc from costa rican tribes. All their profit goes straight to...More

Thank anaamarante
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is the only shop I know in San José which sells original, genuine and high quality arts and crafts made by Costa Rica's indiginous population. Every piece is unique and comes with a tag which identifies the artist and the tribe he or she...More

Thank HolaSanJos_
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I am a Peace Corps volunteer and came across this place while in San Jose. The man there was very helpful and showed me around the small gallery. There is one room with a description of indigenous groups in Costa Rica. The other room is...More

Thank Carleen H
Reviewed 27 February 2016

The mini-museam and small store Chieton Moren was the best (and maybe only) representation of indigenous peoples during my trip to Costa Rica. The museum shares information about eight different ethnic groups, and discusses their languages, how they identify themselves, what kinds of agriculture or...More

Thank Megan C
Reviewed 22 February 2016

A shop and tiny museum where you can learn about and purchase items from a variety of indigenous groups from around Costa Rica. It is staffed by volunteers and university students who are friendly and helpful and happy to talk about this non-profit. The prices...More

Thank MaRth2
Reviewed 3 December 2015

This artesania store is run as a non-profit entity, allowing the money earned from sales to go directly to the artisans. You will find an outstanding selection of indigenous-made arts and crafts from all over Costa Rica, with the added bonus of displays explaining the...More

2  Thank Jeannine K
Pilaricaure, Director General at Chieton Moren, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016
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Dear Jeannine: Muchas gracias por su visita!!! Pero más que todo por su apoyo y empatía. Ese es uno de...More

Reviewed 2 February 2015

I was very interested in buying a Boruca mask while in Costa Rica, but was very concerned about getting a fake or paying way too much. One of our guide books mentioned this small nonprofit "fair trade" shop that acts as a place for Costa...More

2  Thank Ian B
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