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Welcome to Latin Art Mall

Latin Art Mall brings you a large selection of Arts, Crafts, and Collectibles from Mexico, South America, and Central America. Our products are handcrafted and imported directly from the people that created them. Learn more about the Countries and People that produce our products in our Reference Section.
Shop our Oaxacan Wood Carvings - Each of our wood carvings are hand carved and painted by artists in small villages in the state of Oaxaca in Southern Mexico. They are creative and wonderfully painted figures in bright fun colors. Each carving is an original piece of art.
Shop our Sand Paintings - These sand paintings are done completely by hand. On the back of each piece is a card with the artists name and written in the artists hand the name of the painting. The Navajo people believe the universe to be delicately balanced. Only man can upset it causing disaster or illness. When this happens a medicine man must restore the natural balance. Balance is restored by healing the offender with chants herbs prayers songs and sand paintings.
Shop for Mexican Blankets - Whether for yoga class or to add a little Mexican flare to your home decor, our fine Mexican blankets are the solution. We select only the finest hand crafted Molina Indian blankets. These thick blankets are truly quality.
Shop our Carvings from Ecuador - Located in the northwest portion of Ecuador, a unique venture began called the Tagua Initiative was formed. This began in 1990 by Conservation International as a means of creating economic incentives associated with the tagua palm nut, trying to find a way for the harvests to be sustained. Because of this initiative, today we see almost 2,000 people belonging to the Comuna Rio Santiago-Cayapas, holding down jobs. However, these jobs depend on the rainforest being left unharmed, allowing the tagua nut to continue growing.
View our Yarn Art from Mexico - Nestled in the Sierra de Nayarit, just north of Guadalajara, Mexico, you will find approximately 12,000 Huichol (Wee-Chol) Indians, a tribe believed to descend from the Aztec Indians. This area of Mexico is remote and rugged, and home to one of the last tribes to exist under the Spanish rule. The Huichol Indians still follow pagan beliefs, consider deer a sacred animal, grow corn, which is thought to be the source of all life, and use a form of communication called peyote. Because of this, the core of the Huichol Indians consist of deer, corn, and peyote.
Shop our Wall Hangings from Peru and Mexico - You will also find tapestries depicting things such as flowers, birds, butterflies, and many other Andean cultural aspects. All of the sheep wool is handspun, and then naturally dyed with native vegetable, mineral, and animal dye.

 

Articles from our Reference Section

Among the rumors which circulated among the ambitious adventurers of the New World, one of the most dazzling was that of a rich empire far to the south, a very El Dorado, where gold was as abundant as were the common metals in the Old World, and where precious stones were to be had, almost for the picking up. These rumors fired the hopes of three men in the Spanish colony at Panama, namely, Francisco Pizarro and Diego de Almagro, both soldiers of fortune, and Hernando de Luque, a Spanish priest. As it was primarily from the efforts of these three that that astonishing episode, the Spanish conquest of Peru, came to pass.

The character of that empire which the Spaniards discovered and undertook to conquer may be briefly sketched. According to the traditions of Peru, there had come to that country, then lying in barbarism and darkness, two "Children of the Sun." These had taught them wise customs and the arts of civilization, and from them had sprung by direct descent the Incas, who thus ruled over them by a divine right. Besides the ruling Inca, whose person and decrees received an honor that was almost worship, there were numerous nobles, also of the royal blood, who formed a ruling caste. These were held in great honor, and were evidently of a race superior to the common people, a fact to which the very shape of their skulls testifies. Click here to read more.

This particular rainforest is a special reserve of 371,000 hectares found in Guyana. First established in 1989, very little was known about this area prior to that time. However, with a substantial amount of archaeological data, is has been proven that occupations of Horticultural and Archaic existed. In all, 29 sites have been recorded to date. Although it appears the Paleo Indians did not occupy this area of Guyana, experts believe evidence to the contrary will show up some day due to what appears a strong presence. Click here to read more.

Much like the Mayan civilization, the Inca Indians were way before their time, considered an advanced civilization with multiple accomplishments. Migrating from the Andes in 1200 AD, the Incas began taking control over many of the other tribes in the area. As a new tribe was conquered, the Incas were able to learn more and more while forcing their own belief and religion onto the people. For the next 100 years, this tribe had grown so massive that the people covered areas from the northern parts of Ecuador all the way to Chili, making them a powerful civilization.

The Inca language is called Quechua and the empire Tawantinsuyu, translating to “land of four quarter.” This empire and all its land were divided, meeting at the capital called Cuzco, Peru. Interestingly, if you were to travel to the central highlands of the Andes today, you would still be able to enjoy and marvel at many of the empire ruins.

By the year 1532, the Inca Indians had accumulated vast land that stretched from the Pacific coast, heading across the Andes to the Atlantic coast, and then from the central portion of Chili all the way to Ecuador. Because of their incredibly organized government that was based in the capital city, the Incas were able to achieve and conquer. The capital city was the home to the emperor, regarded simply as “The Inca”. This emperor ruled over every aspect of the Inca civilization, being the leader to noblemen, who were responsible for the success of this civilization with their unmatched skills. Click here to read more.

In a classic book on the natural setting and people of Chile, Benjamín Subercaseaux Zañartu, a Chilean writer, describes the country's geography as loca (crazy). The book's English translator renders this term as "extravagant." Whether crazy or extravagant, there is little question that Chile's territorial shape is certainly among the world's most unusual. From north to south, Chile extends 4,270 kilometers, and yet it only averages 177 kilometers east to west. On a map, Chile looks like a long ribbon reaching from the middle of South America's west coast straight down to the southern tip of the continent, where it curves slightly eastward. Cape Horn, the southernmost point in the Americas, where the Pacific and Atlantic oceans turbulently meet, is Chilean territory. Chile's northern neighbors are Peru and Bolivia, and its border with Argentina to the east, at 5,150 kilometers, is one of the world's longest. Click here to read more.
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