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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
HUICHOL YARN ART
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.
BLANKETS & THROWS
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.
NAVAJO SAND PAINTINGS
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.
OAXACAN WOOD CARVINGS
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.
TAGUA CARVINGS FROM PANAMA
Shop our Tagua
Carvings - Imported directly
from the Native Indian Artists that created these little masterpieces. Choose
from Animals, Fish, Birds, and Reptiles - all native to the country of Panama
that the carvings come from. The
tagua nut has a strong resemblance to animal ivory, making it a wonderful
resource for creating all types of beautiful things. For many years, the tagua nut was used primarily for making buttons but
with new technology and more affordable materials such as plastics, a decline
began. Even so, the tagua nut still
has value in the making of other things to include chess set pieces, jewelry,
handles for canes, dice, figurines, etc.
LATIN TEXTILE ART
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.
from our Reference
region has different factors that affect its climate. The Costa is influenced
primarily by proximity to warm or cool ocean currents. By contrast, climate in
the Sierra varies more as a function of altitude. The Oriente has a fairly
uniform climate that varies only slightly between the two sub regions. Climate
in the Galapagos Islands is both moderated by the ocean currents and affected by
altitude. Throughout Ecuador variation in rainfall primarily determines seasons.
Temperature is determined by altitude. With each ascent of 200 meters in
altitude, temperature drops 1° C. This phenomenon is particularly significant
in the Sierra.
The Costa has a tropical climate. Temperatures
for the region as a whole remain fairly constant, ranging from 23° C in the
south to 26° C in the north. Although seasonal changes in temperature are not
pronounced, the hottest period occurs during the rainy season, especially from
February to April. Near Guayaquil, the coolest months are August and September.
Rainfall in the Costa decreases from north to south, with vegetation changing
from tropical rainforest in the north to tropical savannah to desert in the
here to read more.
having no coastline, has been termed the Hermit Republic of South America. Its
territory is over 600,000 square miles in extent, and within its bounds Nature
displays almost every possible panorama, and all climates. There are burning
plains, the home of the emu, armadillos, and ants; sandy deserts, where the wind
drifts the sand like snow, piling it up in ever-shifting hills about thirty feet
in height. Bolivia, shut in geographically and politically, is a world in
itself--a world of variety, in scenery, climate, products and people. Its
capital city, La Paz, has a
large population, but the vast interior is nearly uninhabited in many parts. In
the number of inhabitants to the square mile, Bolivia ranks among the lowest of
all the nations of the earth. 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.
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jaguar, or as he is sometimes called, the American tiger, is the largest and
most ferocious of the cat family found on this continent. Some jaguars have been
seen equal in size to the Asiatic tiger; but in most cases the American, animal
is smaller. He is strong enough, however, to drag a horse or an ox to his
den—sometimes to a long distance; and this feat has been frequently observed.
jaguar is found in all the tropical parts of North and South America. While he
bears a considerable likeness to the tiger, both in shape and habits, the
markings of his skin are quite different. Instead of being striped like the
tiger, the skin of the jaguar is beautifully spotted. Each spot resembles a
rosette, and consists of a black ring with a single dark-colored spot in the
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