Campeche arts and crafts, ranging from the traditional huipil tunics and hammocks to exquisitely embroidered fabrics, are testament to the textile craft variety which the artisans from Campeche keep alive by interweaving multicolored threads with amazing skill.
Wood is another popular material for artisans who carve it into all kinds of shapes as souvenirs of the region:Campeche jewelry boxes, boats, and even miniature replicas of the city walls.
You can also find pottery: refined dinner services, platters, flower pots, and jugs, all showing the region’s tradition and culture.
Toys, shoes, baskets, and fans are crafted out of jipi straw, palm leaves, and henequen, which has been used to shape hats from the town of Bécal. Jewelers also work with precious metals to produce delicate filigree work.
Artisans have expressed their creative talent in a wide range of Mayan arts and crafts, using typical materials from the region, to create unique pieces that show the cultural and historic roots of Campeche’s inhabitants.
In the town center, take a break from shopping to watch the traditional dance of the Jaranas of the Yucatán Peninsula, and shop for Mayan-influenced handicrafts.