Last week I visited the Handicraft Market at May 5th Plaza to take a Canadian tourist who was interested in buying small Christmas gifts for his friends and relatives back home. Even though I have been to this place many times, before there are always new products in display. The creative imagination of our artisans has no bounds. This time it was no exception. I saw the most colorful and unique products I’ve seen in a very long time. These products were marketed by Luis A. Pitty and his family.
Luis comes from the proud Province of Chiriquí which borders with Costa Rica to the North-West. That’s also my beloved province where I was born 63 years ago. After a friendly chat about our common province, he showed the tourist his best items. My eyes were wide open at his colorful collection of souvenirs any tourist would buy without hesitation.
These specific souvenirs caught my eyeballs like a magnet. There were other articles as well, but it would have taken all day to capture them with my Birthday camera. I concentrated on what I thought were the most exotic and unique.
This is what I saw and photographed last week at Pitty’s place at the Mercado de Artesanías in Panama City, Panama. Here we go.
There were many more miniatures like this with images of cougars, snakes, tapirs, and other tropical animals from the rainforests of Darien. These jungles are so dense, that it’s almost impossible to penetrate them. Even the rays of the sun have a difficult time filtering through the leaves of the gigantic trees. The Province of Darien borders with Colombia to the South-East.
And now you know what you can find in an artisan market in Panama. Luis and his family will be more than glad to help you out making a good buying decision. Good Day.