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Intro to cosecha


 

 

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Intro to cosecha


 

 

 

Cosecha Aruba

Cosecha is as a design store in which you can immerse yourself in discovering genuine and locally made arts and crafts. 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,s workshop provisions and expositions as to ensure a sustainable makers economy.
 

For more information click here: SEYO NACIONAL pa ARTESANIA ARUBA


Products found in Cosecha have all been certified by the national seal of craftsmanship Seyo Nacional pa Artesania. This seal was established by the government of Aruba through the Department of Culture Aruba, DCA, to recognize locally handmade products so they could be distinguished from imported mass produced products. Considering the growing demand of the tourist for genuine and authentic local products, the government of Aruba saw a certification seal as an opportunity to fortify the position of the artisans.

The DCA, started issuing the Seyo for artisans in 2012, represented by an appointed commission of experts who gave 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. 

 

Cosecha is open Monday from 1PM to 6PM. Tuesday through Saturday From 9 AM to 6PM



Pictures by:        Cado de Lannoy.

 
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HISTORY


HISTORY OF THE MONUMENT BUILDING
 

HISTORY


HISTORY OF THE MONUMENT BUILDING
 

Year Zoutmanstraat #1 was build Picture by Cado de Lannoy


Year Zoutmanstraat #1 was build

Picture by Cado de Lannoy

ZOUTMANSTRAAT 1
Cosecha is located in a 100-year-old monument of which's restoration was finalised in 2015 and lead by Aruba's Monumenten Bureau. The monument at Zoutmanstraat #1, in front of the Protestant church in Oranjestad and built in 1910, is an attraction in itself. Visitors with a bit of an interest for cultural history will want to get the feel of the monument and see original details inside. In 1910, seen from the porch deck, there used to be a view of the bay. It served as a government office for differente departments and housed the Archeological Museum for many years.

More information on Aruba's monuments:
Monumenten Funds Aruba