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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 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 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 Bead Art - Huichol Bead Art The Huichol Indians have used art figures and other decorative pieces as offerings to the Gods for centuries. The Indians work their spiritual symbols and designs into each piece. This hand carved wood jaguar head was first covered with a layer of beeswax then using a long needle one small bead at a time is pressed into the wax creating this vibrant work of art.
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 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.
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.

 

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.

Acapulco Mexico is considered one of the pristine beach resorts in the entire country. With visitors coming from around the world all year long, Acapulco is beautiful and an exciting place to visit. Known for beautiful weather, amazing food, an abundance of outdoor activities, museums, luxury hotels, and more, you will love spending time there. For example, in Acapulco Bay, you can visit the Playa Revolcadero area, which was at one time a private place of the Acapulco Princess. Although you will find many wonderful resort areas in Mexico, Acapulco is by far the loudest and largest. When visiting this city, you will discover a rhythm that is exciting and adventurous. Today, approximately two million people live in this city yet you can find many areas that are reclusive and quiet. For hotel accommodations, Acapulco boasts some of the worlds finest, many situated right on the beach. Click here to read more.
Costa Rica is a place with pristine beaches, blue water, warm, sunny days, abundant fish life, and welcoming people. Interestingly, many people are not aware that Costa Rica is also home to 200 plus volcanic formations, dating back 65 million years! Of these, seven are active, which is related to the fertile soil.

Over the years, eruptions from these seven volcanoes have left massive destruction. Irazu is the highest volcano in Costa Rica while Poas is the second widest, which measures almost one mile in diameter, and Arenal is the most active. In 1963, Irazu erupted, spewing ash over San Jose and other areas for two years. The amount of ash that fell was so significant rooftops were covered with five inches while people had to walk around with a cloth to their face in order to breathe. Click here to read more.

If you were interested in exploration and uncovering some of Mexico’s most amazing history, you definitely want to take time to visit deep into the jungles of Mexico and Guatemala where you will find the Yucatan peninsula. There, you would find some of the most amazing and mysterious structures – pyramids and temples.

The Mayan civilization was mathematical wizards, highly skilled workers who were way ahead of their time. In fact, the calendars we still use today were developed by the Mayans. Keep in mind that they did not have modern day jackhammers, cement trucks, cranes, and other modern tools but with the help from oxen, llamas, and other animals, they were somehow able to construct massive cities that spanned across then jungle. The fascinating aspect of this is that the degree of perfection is unbelievable, especially for that era.

Today, you can see many of the spectacular architectural structures to include Chichen Itza, Copan, Palenque, Tikal, Tulum, and Uxmal, among others. The pyramids, temples, observatories, and palaces were made completely void of metal. Constructed by skilled farmers, huge areas of the rainforest were cleared. Because groundwater was difficult to find, these workers dug out underground reservoirs that were used for storing water. Click here to read more.

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