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Artesanías En Barniz Obandos - Shopping Pasto - Colombia

Barniz de Pasto is an ancient technique practiced in this region since before the Europeans arrived on these shores. The seed of the mapo mapo tree is boiled in water to extract a rubber-like resin that is kneaded until it is flexible, then it is colored with natural dyes, and, lastly, it is applied by hand to carved wood. The famous Casa del Barniz de Pasto may have closed, but the Obando family continues the tradition. Artesanías en Barniz Obandos showcases various generations of work, using traditional, contemporary and unique designs. The items are surprisingly affordable. So, while visiting Pasto, pick up a memento of your visit or a gift for a loved one.


Carrera 25, 13-04

Pasto, Colombia

Shopping Types:
, Handcraft, Gift Shop

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Open Hours from: Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Contact Information:
Phone: 722-4045

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