Cosecha which translates into harvesting, reflects the diversification of the Aruban craft heritage and the artistic supply of artisans, through which their personal stories, inspirations and craftsmanship are exposed in their products. Cosecha is a haven for locally made arts and crafts that provides locals and visitors with a pure representation of the Aruban heritage. Cosecha showcases the beautiful diversity in arts and crafts from all artisans whom have received the SEYO certification while encouraging Aruba’s creative industry through awareness creation and workshop provisions as to ensure a sustainable makers economy.
The DCA, started issuing the Seyo for artisans in 2012, represented by an appointed commission of experts who give out the certification based on the UNESCO criteria for artisan craftsmanship which are: craftsmanship, originality, esthetics, material use, local identity and commercial value. The Seyo is considered a tool to boost Aruba's creative industry, prompting local artisans to develop more and better locally handmade products. Within the Cosecha you will find distinguished artisans, who play a crucial role in upholding Aruba’s arts and craftindustry. The current collection showcases the variety hereof.