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#340082 - 06/03/09 09:01 PM Banana leaf art  
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A couple of years ago we bought several hand carved banana leaf hand painted in the form of various fish.We would like to get more of them does any one know if any shop there still carrys them or where we can find them

#340106 - 06/04/09 05:58 AM Re: Banana leaf art [Re: Wayne-o]  
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When I was in SP last month there were still 2 artists making the painted fish. They are still located in the same places as they were 4 or 5 years ago. The one that I found open on the day I visited was up near the bridge. He is about a block south on the left side of the road as you approach the bridge heading north. I can't remember the artist name, but he also told me that Popo is also still making the painted fish. His place is on middle street and behind another storefront. He was closed when I was there and I didn't have time to ask around. He has a sign which can be seen on the street. Their fish are slightly different, the way there cut the tail, one is more round than the other.

#340118 - 06/04/09 08:53 AM Re: Banana leaf art [Re: ron]  
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The one down by the bridge is named Rene. He does furniture and other things as well.

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#340131 - 06/04/09 10:41 AM Re: Banana leaf art [Re: shuffles]  
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The one I got my fish from was on the left side going toward bridge but not near bridge It had a canopy with a lot of Hammocks the main store had large glass windows inside was a lot of gift stuff with these fish hanging from ceiling etc.
It may be same artist not sure --Is there more than one on the Island?- How do I contact the store or artist?

#340154 - 06/04/09 12:33 PM Re: Banana leaf art [Re: Wayne-o]  
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Ok I was able to get from the back of the fish these two names : G.I.Charlie and Ecarrillo. Does any one recognise them??

#340172 - 06/04/09 02:23 PM Re: Banana leaf art [Re: Wayne-o]  
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Shuffles is right, the guy at the bridge is Rene Guerra 605-2933. I have quite a few of his fish from over the years. I got the phone # number from a pic I took of his sign but it could be 5 or 6 years old so I can't vouch for its accuracy.

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#340182 - 06/04/09 03:23 PM Re: Banana leaf art [Re: PalapaBob]  
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You can also buy the fish at Belizean Arts located inside Fidos.

#340189 - 06/04/09 04:14 PM Re: Banana leaf art [Re: PalapaBob]  
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Now that someone's mentioned his name I can remember him telling it to me. A few years ago I also saw the painted fish in The Little Old Craft Shop which is now on Coconut Drive near the BYC. Ricardo's (the owner of the LOCS) number is 226-3155, he might also know the particular artist you bought from.

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