Thursday, September 2, 2010

Chorotega pottery in museum in San Vicente

This photo shows a display of Chorotega pottery in the Ecomuseo de la Ceramica Chorotega in San Vicente. Costa Rica does not have a lot of pre-Columbian art because the native population was almost wiped out by the Spanish during colonial times.

Chorotega pottery is a pre-Columbian tradition that survives in the villages of San Vicente and Guaitil. It is possible to buy the pottery directly from the artisans. It is also possible to buy this pottery in shops in Tamarindo and other tourist areas. In Tamarindo, there are even street vendors who will walk the beach and offer pottery, although fortunately they are polite and not aggressive like vendors in some countries.

Yesterday Sharon of Phoenix Daily Photo asked if we bought much pottery at the museum. I bought more than 20 items. We will use them for gifts for the colleagues who work for us in our office in Arizona. I hope none of them will read this post, as now it won't be a surprise.

Here is a link to the website for the ceramics museum.

This week we are showing photos of a remote area of Aututaki in the Cook Islands of the South Pacific on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.


Sharon said...

There are a lot of beautiful pieces here.

Leif Hagen said...

My wife and I love, love pottery! One can never have too much pottery, can one?

Julie said...

such fun to go through and select pottery to take home to people.

Anonymous said...

Makes one wonder whether there's any better mean to capture life, beauty and passion. Please have you all a good Friday.

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