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Xinia and I visited an art gallery in Alajuela  Sr Y Sra Ese  Here you can see works of art made of exotic woods, such as jewelry, vases, boxes, and many other gift items.  The most famous is the  beautiful hand crafted wooden jewelry.  The gallery offers a factory tour

arturo solano exotic wooden vase The Root Gallery

which takes around  45 minutes and we learned how these unique works of art  are made from 6 different kinds  of exotic wood, all grown in Costa Rica.  Examples of the wood include  Cocobolo-Rosewood and Nazarene-Purple heart
The rich colors of these woods are  amazing, ranging from dark browns to deep purples and yellows.
The gift shop is located on the grounds and is open to the public. Displayed here are the hundreds of varieties of objects made from these tropical woods, and the prices are very reasonable.

Our guide explained that this factory employs one hundred and ten people and the wood art work is sold all over Costa Rica and also exported abroad.

Next door is another art gallery  called The Root Gallery, a  gallery displaying the work of Arturo Solano. From the roots of fallen trees he creates the most beautiful vases in many shapes, sizes, and colors.  Mr. Solano’s work has been sold in Brazil, Mexico, and Costa Rica.

The gift shop and gallery Sr Y SRA Ese is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 5:30 pm
and The Root Gallery is open Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm

If you would like to visit these two galleries please contact
Ann and Xinia  (Xinia’s Costa Rica Vacation  HomeStay) can make the arrangements for you.

From Ann:  I highly recommend this tour.  The prices are very reasonable and the variety of art work made from exotic wood is the most extensive I have seen in Costa Rica

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