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Folk Art in Oaxaca

Folk Art from Tlaxcala

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Artesanías en Oaxaca

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VESSELS MADE WITH ANCESTRAL TECHNIQUES

Some indigenous groups in Baja California like teh Pai Pai, the Cucapá and the Kumiai, have kept their traditions alive and continue producing crafts the way they have done it for centuries.

 

Handicrafts in the Community of Santa Catarina

In the Community of Santa Catarina the Pai Pai women use ancient techniques for molding ceramic vessels with decorations that have won international recognition.

These ceramic pieces are also combined with the desert agave fiber, which like other ornaments such as multi-colored patchwork quilts and cotton fabric dolls with indigenous designs are very much appreciated by all visitors.

The men, use materials such as oak wood, mesquite, poplar, goat skins and agave fiber to make handicrafts such as bows, arrows and basketry sticks.

Handicrafts in Ensenada

In Ensenada you will find chessboards, frames and decorative figures made with abalone shells. 

In Ensenada is the Craft Center where you can buy craftwork from all over the country.The Craft Center is where you can buy the most representative objects of handcrafts from all over the country.

Folk Art in Baja California

Handicrafts in Jamau

In Jamau the Pai Pai artisans made beautiful dolls with materials such as fabric, yarn, herbs, beadwork and wood.

Handicrafts in La Huerta

In this community the Kumai have specialized in handicrafts made with cow skin, rattlesnake vertebrae, seeds, feathers and colored beads. It emphasizes the elaboration of colorful saddlebags that serve for diverse products or elements in a rustic decoration.

Here you can also buy limestone sculptures in shades ranging from coffee to light green.

Handicrafts in Rosarito

Several blacksmiths and carpenters have established in the Rosarito area. These artisans create beautiful pieces with unique and innovative designs that have gained international fame.

Near Rosarito is the Popotla Artisan Corridor, which features a sample of crafts from all over Mexico. You can find: wooden furniture, pottery, and many other pieces.

Another excellent option to purchase handicrafts is the Handicraft Market located on Blvd. Benito Juárez. The market offers a wide variety of handicrafts that include clothing, household utensils, and Rosarito's famous rustic furniture.

You can also visit Plaza Pabellón where there are clothing stores, casino, cinema, supermarket and something to eat for everyone's taste. The mall offers a children's play area, so is the ideal place to visit with the family.

In addition to the above options, there are several shops throughout the destination where you can purchase magnificent products such as talavera, rattan furniture, carved wooden pieces, blacksmith doors and equipment, to name a few.

Handicrafts in San José de la Zorra

In this community, groups belonging to the Kumiai are skillful weavers of the reed, they elaborate decorative vessels and figures of different shapes and sizes.

The pieces are decorated with tincture of oak bark or reed root giving the creations a unique color. You will find baskets, hair ornaments and decorative figures.

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Handicrafts in Tecate

This Magical Town has an important production of clay pieces and in recent years interesting blown glass works have been generated.

In Tecate there is an attractive Casa de las Artesanías (Handcraft House) where you can find a great variety of pieces made of ceramic, wicker, clay and blown glass.

Handicrafts in Tijuana

In Tijuana, traditions and culture from all over the country converge, and there are also several local artisans. Many of the specialized stores in the city, especially along the famous Avenida Revolución, offer handicrafts from all over the state, as well as some other creations from all over the country such as: onyx, fine leather, silver, blown glass and iron.

There is also a Craft Market that offers a wide variety of colorful pieces.

Handicrafts in Mexicali

In Mexicali Valley the Cucapá elaborate precious objects made with shells, as well as belts, bags and beaded necklaces.

The artisans formerly used shell pieces and since 1852 they used Venetian or Czechoslovak glass, because the foreign merchants introduced these kind of products

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