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New Costa Rica Artisan Market Opens in Puntarenas

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Ken Dyer’s childhood playground was the small islands off the coast of Belize, and his deep love for the ocean has shaped his life's work as an artist.

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The fiber from Costa Rica's cabuya plant, part of the agave family, has been used for centuries to make rope and woven items. Don Tina teaches the art to others as a way of keeping the tradition alive.

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