The streets are filled with new colors, shapes and sound: objects of every size and material surprise you with the skill of their makers and the famed Mexican ingenuity.
In this country the handicrafts are produced according to the region and the available raw materials. The prime materials used in the production of these world-famous pieces are clay, wrought iron, metal, wood, ceramics, talavera pottery, glass, thread, woven palm, wax and leather, among others.
These are used to fabricate beautiful creations that are imprinted with the soul of the country and which will provide an original and delightful addition to your home.
Visiting a craft market is always a surprising experience: the light seems to change color as it reflects off objects of all kinds while you take the time to touch, smell and feel how the beating heart of Mexico emerges through these creations.
The country’s crafts may be divided into three major branches: items for everyday use, such as clothing, tools, toys and utensils; ornaments such as paintings, jewelry and sculptures; and those that embody a deeper cultural heritage, such as masks, musical instruments, sculptures and typical attire that reflect the worldview of different ethnic groups.
With these different colors, shapes and materials you can immerse yourself in the deepest Mexican feeling: the beauty, delicacy and love with which each piece has been created are part of their charm, with a fusion of the pre-Hispanic and colonial elements to create harmonic forms with professional finishes, that without a doubt are worth their cost.
Favorite objects among tourists are many, but one style that attracts a lot of attention is Huichol art, with its animal forms covered with chaquiras (small colorful beads); Chiapas offers crafts made from wool and colorful textiles that will keep you warm, as well as jewelry and figurines made from amber and other precious stones; while Oaxaca seduces all with the beauty of its black clay pottery, its dolls and fantastic alebrije figures.
For other tastes, the silverware of Guerrero or the beautiful embroideries from the center and south of the country will prove most attractive; while others will go for the lovely ceramics of Jalisco or Puebla, or the leather goods manufactured in the north. Whatever your preference, you are sure to find something that will steal your heart.