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Handicrafts


Traditional hand-crafted souvenirs made by Panamanian artisans.

 
[Thumbnail: Dirty devil mask of Panama.]

Making of the Devil Masks of Panama

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2016-07-04

We show you the complete process to make a traditional devil mask in Panama. [More]


[Thumbnail: Mola, a Panamanian traditional handicraft made by the Kuna Indians.]

The Kuna Mola

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2016-03-21

Handmade textile handicraft created by the Kuna Indians of Panama. [More]


[Thumbnail: Motete is a basket for carrying produce in Panama.]

Motete, a Big Basket for Agricultural Labor

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2015-05-24

Carried at the back, as a backpack, the motete is a very useful device for farmers. [More]


[Thumbnail: A tinaja is a pottery piece used for holding drinking water.]

Tinaja and tinajero

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2014-12-14

These items are important elements of the traditional furniture in Panama. [More]


[Thumbnail: Banqueta, a piece of the Panamanian countryside traditional furniture.]

The Banqueta: A traditional Working Seat

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2014-03-25

Used for many household tasks, the banqueta is a common sight at the campesino house. [More]


[Thumbnail: A bigbi is a traditional kuna hand fan.]

The Bigbi, Traditional Kuna Fan

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2012-12-18

Handmade handicraft from the Kuna Indians of Panama. [More]


[Thumbnail: Traditional pottery at La Arena, Panama.]

Pottery and ceramics at La Arena

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2012-09-10

The small town of La Arena is well known for its talented crafters of pottery and ceramics. [More]


[Thumbnail: Belmont handicraft in Panama.]

Belmont Handicrafts

By: Luis Alberto Camarena B
2012-05-31

Very nice figurines are made of a volcanic rock at the town of Membrillo. [More]


[Thumbnail: Painted totuma, a handicraft from Darien, Panama.]

Painted Totumas from Darien

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2012-04-15

Handicrafts made with calabazo and painted with natural pigments. [More]


[Thumbnail: A totuma made of calabazo, Panama.]

The Totuma

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2010-08-23

A natural vessel used in traditional kitchens all over Panama. [More]


[Thumbnail: Huts at the Orange Fair.]

Huts of the Orange Fair

By: Luis Alberto Camarena B
2010-02-27

During this yearly fair, there is a contest of hut building. [More]


[Thumbnail: A mundillo is a device used for making polleras.]

The Mundillo

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2009-10-17

A device used for weaving some of the decorations of the pollera. [More]


[Thumbnail: The Panamanian taburete]

The Taburete

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2009-05-16

This traditional handmade chair is a common sight all over Panama. [More]


[Thumbnail: A painting of a macaw, made at El Valle de Anton]

Handicrafts and Floriculture at El Valle

By: Luis Alberto Camarena B
2008-04-23

This town, in addition to a tourist hub, is also known for its many local artists. [More]


[Thumbnail: Artpiece showing the kuna wedding]

A Sample of Kuna Handicrafts

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2007-11-17

Works by Mr. Teodoro Torres, Kuna artizan especialized in portraying scenes of the Kuna culture. [More]


[Thumbnail: Man working on a festive flag in Panama.]

The Festive Flags of Panama

By: Marino Jaén Espinosa
2007-06-18

Colorful flags used countrywide for every celebration. [More]



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