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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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Fair trade, great prices, friendly staff.

We visited Chieton Moren looking for real handmade items instead of the mass produced stuff that... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
grenille
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grenille
Large indigenous craft shop near National museum

This is a large indigenous craft store located near the National museum . Most every piece has the... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
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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
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We visited Chieton Moren looking for real handmade items instead of the mass produced stuff that dominates the "Artisanal" market down the block. Chieton Moren did not disappoint. A wonderful variety of items and prices. Unique things you won't find elsewhere. I was hoping for...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a large indigenous craft store located near the National museum . Most every piece has the artists or craftsperson name. There is a variety of price points & a lot of the cheaper priced goods. If this is what you are looking for...More

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Chieton M, Gerente at Chieton Moren, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thanks for your visit and your nice coments

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This is a lovely small museum and shop. It is a gem for those seeking authentic, local, hand-crafted souvenirs. The authentic indigenous wares are beautifully displayed with story boards describing the seven indigenous communities. The products are great value for real crafts (paintings, weaving, prints,...More

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Chieton M, Coordinadora at Chieton Moren, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you very much for your comments. We are glad you received a good impression of Chietón Morén

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Place sells local crafts and arts, showing their history and traditions. From masks to paintings and other particular hand made pieces.

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Chieton M, Gerente at Chieton Moren, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thanks for your visit and support

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We went into this community co-operative shop to find some authentic pieces to take home as souvenirs and were not disappointed. We purchased two lovely ceramic pots handmade by indigenous Costa Rican craft-makers. Prices seemed reasonable and all the better to know that profits go...More

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Chieton M, Gerente at Chieton Moren, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

We are very happy to know that we did not disappoint you. We look forward to your next visit

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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!!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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