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Museum of the Artisan Doll

Amealco de Bonfil

These dolls, popularly known as “Marías” come from the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Amealco. Otomí women are the ones behind this Mexican craft, known worldwide. Its importance is such that it was declared as a Cultural Heritage Of Querétaro State. In 2014, after the realization of the second National Festival of Craft Dolls, the town inaugurated a museum in its honor.

The Doll Museum “Ricardo Pozas Arciniega” is the first of its kind and has more than 300 hundred dolls coming from different states like Veracruz, Chiapas, Guerrero, Nayarit, Jalisco, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa y Oaxaca.

Here, you will find different dolls made of different materials such as cloth, cardboard, wood, mud, metal, among others. A noteworthy fact is that this XIX century building was the place of the first grocery store in Amealco.

Don’t lose the one life opportunity of buying a Maria or even doing your own version in the workshops available.
These dolls, popularly known as “Marías” come from the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Amealco. Otomí women are the ones behind this Mexican craft, known worldwide. Its importance is such that it was declared as a Cultural Heritage Of Querétaro State. In 2014, after the realization of the second National Festival of Craft Dolls, the town inaugurated a museum in its honor.

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The Doll Museum “Ricardo Pozas Arciniega” is the first of its kind and has more than 300 hundred dolls coming from different states like Veracruz, Chiapas, Guerrero, Nayarit, Jalisco, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa y Oaxaca.

Here, you will find different dolls made of different materials such as cloth, cardboard, wood, mud, metal, among others. A noteworthy fact is that this XIX century building was the place of the first grocery store in Amealco.

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