Real de Asientos: A Legend Mining Town
Real de Asientos, Aguascalientes
The cultural heritage that Don Vasco de Quiroga bequeathed in Tzintzuntzan translates into a way of life and an engine for the local economy. The local organization and the trades that began in those times endure to this day and are represented through their crafts which are true jewels of Mexican popular art.
TRAVEL THE TRADITIONAL MARKET AMONG COLORS AND FLAVORS
Walk slowly through the corridors to observe the varied and cheerful stalls built on the Main Square where you can buy handicrafts made of wood, tulle, and clay, as well as beautiful and colorful embroideries with figures and symbols of the region.
VISIT THE HANDICRAFT WORKSHOPS
See how they weave beautiful baskets, tenates and petates with the techniques inherited from their grandparents' grandparents. Sit down with master craftsmen who enjoy making art and listen to them tell you the techniques and stories of their creations. Admire the shapes, textures, colors and the aroma coming off his hands. Let yourself be called by a unique piece that you feel was made for you and ask the artisan to sign his work or give you his autograph to add value.
DRESS FASHION WITH TZINTZUNTZAN TEXTILES
Choose a necklace, a dress and a bag made by Tzintzuntzan artisans. Look for the perfect combination of colors among fine textiles and embroidery, true jewels of Mexican art. Wander around in your shopping to visit the quiet village of Tzintzuntzan. Admire the majesty of History returning to tell you all the hand-made secrets.
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