to Latin Art Mall
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
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.
HUICHOL BEAD 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.
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.
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.
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.
from our Reference
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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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