VIDEO: Costa Rican Artwork: the Famous Painted Ox Carts of Sarchi

David’s Been This is touring Sarchi, Costa Rica’s town, in search of their history and artists behind the city’carretas’ or even ox-carts. Join David as he matches with not only a local artist, but a guy whose grandfather helped start the local convention. Dating back to the early 1900s, these ox carts were utilized by farmers to both agricultural purposes, as well as to get into the church and markets. Thus, they needed the carts into not merely be shielded from the elements, but also thought they ought to be presentable too. To the closing products today which you can find here that the attractiveness of this painting has grown over the years. Tour through designs the many sizes and ages as David films these gorgeous pieces of functional art.  Production by Carlos de Varona from Chromahouse