Guatil and San Vicente, Center of Crafts

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The development of pottery techniques in the pre-Colombian period was carried out by women, for it gave them means of creating solution for their every day needs in the kitchen, storing foods and feeding their people.

The invention of pots, pitchers and necessary bowls for the cooking of the food was essential for their survival. Because the process of creating pottery took many days from the moment it was molded until the actual finished piece, the women were able to organize their time and take care of their other obligations in the community. Today, men carry out the pottery traditions ,of their ancestors, which they learned from their grandmothers and mothers. Here is an interesting handcraft works gallery from Guatil in Guanacaste.

Guanacaste Cultural Heritage