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Handicraft.

Panama ’s handicraft is varied, attractive and highly disseminated, to the extent that each province has its own craft industry, namely:

Bocas del Toro : Guaymy handicraft: Chácaras (large leather bags), naguas (petticoat), chaquiras.

Coclé : Hats, baskets, toys, decoration items, stone sculptures, leather goods, hammock manufacturing.

Colón : Wood carving, net-cast fabrics.

Chiriquí : Guaymy handicraft, wood carving, leather goods.

Darién : Wood carving and fibre textiles.

Herrera : Foremost in the local production of ceramics and pottery as well as acorn hats.

Los Santos : Leather goods: furniture, stools, saddles and others. Clothing embroidery, manufacturing of skirts, hammocks, fireworks, tembleques and musical instruments.

Panama : Furniture, baskets, flower arrangements, pottery, shoemaking, wood carving, silversmith’s craft and jewellery.

Veraguas : Gold work, leather goods, embroidery, ceramics, fibre textiles and Guaymy handicraft.

San Blas: “Mola” making, a sort of decoration items made of colourful fabrics by the Indians.

 


 
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