Majagua Weaving with Rudi and Enrique
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$20 per person

Activity

Duration: 3 hours
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Difficulty: Moderate
Start Time: 8am
Weekly: Sun - Sat
Seasons: Jan - Dec

Rudi and Enrique

English Level: None
Languages: Spanish

Availability

What's provided

You will be provided with all the tools and materials to make your very own Majagua rope, along with a light refreshment of tea or juice made from local plants and fruits.

What you should bring

Depending on the season, Argendora can be very rainy. Rainjackets, hats, umberellas, rubber boots (or strong hiking boots), and bug spray are all highly encouraged.

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Majagua Weaving with Rudi and Enrique

  1. Costa Rica
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  3. Guanacaste Province
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  5. Argendora

While it is not the traditional weaving you may have in mind, Rudi and Enrique make exquisite baskets and bags by a traditional form of knotting. You will first take a small tour of their medicinal plant garden and learn about the Majagua tree. You will then see the process of extracting the fibers from the tree and learn how to make your own rope/twine. From there Enrique and Rudi will demonstrate the knotting process for bags and the basket weaving technique for other forms. You will leave with your very own piece of twine made from the process you have learned! You will also have the opportunity to shop the many other products they make such as carved bowls made from jicara, a local gourd like fruit, or their original water bottle holder bags.

A light refreshment of tea or juice made from the plants in their medicinal garden will also be provided.

"For me, this is a foundation. We must work hard and sacrifice now, so that we can build the foundation of Rural Tourism for future generations."
- Rudi and Enrique

About Rudi and Enrique

The community of Argendora is just starting to welcome small tours of adventurous travelers to the area. The majority of the community members here make a living off of farming and small handicrafts, but all are looking forward to what tourism will bring for their future.

Rudi and Enrique travel throughout the country working at and showcasing in local art shows.

Work Experience

Rudi and Enrique have three sons, one who is assisting with the family craft. Their dream for the future is for their art to be well known throughout Costa Rica and abroad! They see the true value in what they create, as their products help people reduce their use of plastic bags and disposable water bottles.

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