The city of Durango has the best exponents of the region’s crafts. Here you can find magnificent works by the Tepehuán indigenous, such as: items stitched with pita – a fiber from the maguey cactus, woolen textiles, ceramics and numerous articles made with plant fibers and leather such as purses and bags of all types and sizes.
It is famous for crafts made from wood and clay, which can be bought from the Museum of Popular Culture or the Durango Regional Museum.
Some of Durango’s artisans produce entirely modern silver jewelry and items from marble and onyx.
At the Gómez Palacio market in the center of the city you can buy all sorts of crafts, from traditional handmade delicacies to the famous and popular “scorpion crafts”, a category which includes key rings, buckles, clocks, ashtrays and decorative picture frames, all of which incorporate encapsulated scorpions.