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YAQUIS WOMEN CREATE BEAUTIFUL WILLOW BASCKETS TO CONTAIN WATER

The state has kept its identity, the traditions and crafts have been passed down through generations.

Their handmade creations are closely linked to the sacred beliefs and rituals of the ethnic groups that inhabit the state, they also represent the arid and reddish-ocher environment, along with the animals of the desert.

Some of the most important crafts are the carved wooden figures made with “palo ferro”, and the basketry. You can buy all kind of crafts in the different markets all over Sonora.

Handicrafts in Desemboque and Punta Chueca

Desemboque and Punta Chueca make the unique dolls with marine algae, tied with strips of cloth.

Folk Art in Sonora

Handicrafts in Álamos

This Magic Town offers various types of crafts such as palm items, textiles, ceramics, rugs, sarapes and objects of brass, glass, clay and macrame. However, the most famous crafts in Alamos are carved wooden figurines and rustic furniture.

You can also buy jumping beans, which are s are actually the seed of the Sonoran Desert shrub known as the jimson weed, which contains a moth larva inside. When the heat of the sun warms up the bean, the larva inside will wriggle and jump trying to reach a cooler area. This is how the Mexican jumping beans got their name!

In Alamos, as in Rancho Uvalama, modern gold and silver jewelry is manufactured. In these same places, tin work such as frames, candlesticks, boxes and trays also fabricated.

In Álamos you can buy handicrafts at the Handicraft Market.

Handicrafts in Bahía Kino and Punta Chueca

These places are famous for the wood carving, here you will find incredible pieces representing eagles, hares, turtles, sharks, dolphins, fish, as well as a great variety of birds made by the Seri ethnic group. They use a wood called ironwood, very similar to ebony.

You can also buy attractive lamps decorated with shells that artisans collect on Shark Island or Punta Chueca. Beautiful necklaces and earrings are made with these same shells.

The women of this group make baskets with desert vegetable fibers like torote and ocotillo. Their peculiarity is that they can contain liquid, since these fibers swell on contact with water.

Handicrafts in Guaymas, Guásimas and Bahía de Lobos

In Guaymas, Guásimas and Bahía de Lobos you will find interesting pieces elaborated by the Yaquis.

Their women make rag dolls with a height that ranges between 30 to 35 centimeters approximately and and are dressed in the same way as a Yaqui indigenous woman traditionally: skirt and blouse embroidered with flowers of typical colors in festivities, and the traditional huaraches.

In this region you will also find the masks made of wood used for their traditional dances, such as the pascolas, which is used during the deer dance, or the mask of Pharisees.

There are also indigenous instruments made by the Yaquis, like the scrapers, used for percussion during the dance of the deer, are made of wood and produce a dry sound; the water drum made of a dried pumpkin that contains water inside and generates different sounds; and another used for the traditional dance of the deer, the ténabaris, a kind of rattle made by butterfly cocoons that sound during the dance.

Handicrafts in Magdalena de Kino

In this Magical Town you can buy shoes and hats, as well as clothing and cushions with attractive embroidery.

There is a tourist corridor where you can buy these handicrafts, and some others from different parts of the state such as hand carved wood figurines, masks and the typical baskets with geometric designs.There is a tourist corridor where you can buy these handicrafts, and some others from different parts of the state such as figures carved from wood, masks and the typical baskets with geometric designs.

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Handicrafts in Pitiquito

Pitiquito manufactures garments and various leather crafts.

Handicrafts in Rocky Point

In Rocky Point the artisians create beautiful ornaments made with shells and sea snails, as well as ceramic pieces, ironwork and figures carved from ironwood such as dolphins, sheep and turtles, among others.

You can also buy basketry pieces called coritas, made with desert plants known as palmillo and torote and decorated with figures related to the mythical thought of the O'otham Indians.

The boardwalk area is replete with dozens of boutiques, galleries with exclusive crafts and unique art, souvenir shops, restaurants and plentiful sightseeing.

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