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Immerse yourself in discovering genuine and locally made arts and crafts at local design shop Cosecha.
Cosecha, which translates as harvest, reflects the diversity of the Aruban crafts heritage and the artistic supply of artisans, with personal inspirations and craftsmanship exhibited 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 arts and crafts with SEYO certification, the national seal of craftsmanship.
At the Cosecha shop in San Nicolas there is also a creative centre that facilitates workshops for the public and has a small restaurant. Inside Cosecha you will find distinguished artisans, who play a crucial role in upholding the Aruban arts and crafts industry. The current collection showcases the variety of these.
The Cosecha Oranjestad design shop is open Monday 1 pm – 6 pm; Tuesday – Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm.
Cosecha San Nicolas is open on Monday 1 pm –5pm; Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.
In consideration of tourists’ increasing demand for genuine and authentic local products, the Aruban government saw a certification seal as an opportunity to also fortify the position of the artisans, who have been lobbying for recognition for years.
The DCA started issuing the Seyo for artisans in 2012, represented by an appointed committee of experts who award certification based on the UNESCO criteria for artisanal craftsmanship, namely: craftsmanship, originality, aesthetics, material use, local identity and commercial value. The Seyo is considered to be a tool to boost the Aruban creative industry, prompting local artisans to develop better locally handmade products, in greater numbers.