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Arts & Crafts in Interior Azuero

Elena Montilla

Elena Montilla is a nationally known maker of Panama-style hats based in Ocú; she also makes traditional polleras (traditional dresses from the Península de Azuero). To visit her workshop, drive or walk north about …
Arts & Crafts in Interior Azuero

Artesanías Ocueñas

Overlooking the central plaza in Ocú is this outlet of the internationally renowned women's co-op Artesanía Ocueña. The group sells intricate montunos (men's folkloric outfits), polleras (traditional dresses from th…
Arts & Crafts in Interior Azuero

Ezequela Maure

Visitors are welcome at the Ocú workshop of this nationally known maker of Panama-style hats. Drive or walk north about 1km on Av Central; if you come to a fork in the road, you’ve gone too far. Ezequela’s house is …
Arts & Crafts in Guararé

Cooperativa de Artesanos Guararé

This mini-ship in the center of Guararé and run by the local artists cooperative is an excellent place to pick up locally produced treasures – from polleras (traditional costumes) and handbags to ceramics and some o…
Arts & Crafts in La Enea

Taller Jaén-Reyes

For a chance to see how polleras are made, particularly the lace trim, visit this workshop just off the main road run by husband and wife William Reyes and Belkis Jaén. Belkis is a master lace maker and will give a …