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
We have added our products from our Latin Art Mall site so you can shop
both sites in one place and
save on shipping. Select category from the
list on the left or from the featured products below.
Molas from the San Blas Indians of Panama - Mola Art, also called
Kuna Mola, is an amazing creation by the women of the Kuna or Cuna
tribe from Central America.Living
directly on the San Blas Islands of Panama, these women create some
of the most gorgeous pieces of art imaginable.Using a special appliqu� process called �reverse appliqu��
the women take numerous layers of cloth, each of varying color.These layers are then stitched together loosely while the top
layers are fine-tipped cut with special scissors.The cut edges are then folded back at which time they are
stitched to the bottom layer.
Carvings from Panama - 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,
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.
from Peru and Mexico - Ceramic work at its finest is
illustrated in these colorful decorative vases. This vase depicts
geometric and tribal patterns. Our selection includes Chulucana
Pottery figures, Story Tellers, and a wide variety of other ethnic
figures and vases from Peru and Mexico.
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.
Art from Peru and Panama - The
Ocarina is a handcrafted musical instrument that produces a sound
similar to that of a flute.This
ancestral instrument looks more like a modern bike racing helmet
than an instrument.The
Ocarina has been around for tens of thousands of years and played to
create beautiful music.In
its basic form, the Ocarina was used in the Stone Age and some of
the earliest models have been unearthed by archaeologists in Central
of the Dead figures from Mexico - �Day of the Dead� is a
celebration in Mexico every November 1 and 2 whereby candles are lit
on graves and food it put out as an offering to the dead.Many of the Mexican people regard the orange and black
monarch butterfly that migrates there for the winter to be the
carrier of the souls of the dead.This ancient festival has changed somewhat throughout the
years but the focus remains the same � celebrating both deceased
children and adult.
and Embera baskets from Panama - Wounaan
baskets are woven from the chunga palm and other plant materials.
The Wounaan baskets are some of the most beautiful basketry
portraying plants - animals - fish - flowers - insects and geometric
patterns. Handcrafted by the Wounaan and
Embera Indians in the Darien Rainforest
Vases from Peru, Mexico, and Nicaragua - Our selection of Vases
include classic works from throughout Latin America. Products
include many Pre-Colombian designs as well as folk art patterns.
Bead art from Mexico - To create bead art, the Huichol Indians place
a thin layer of beeswax with pine resin onto a hollowed out gourd or
wooden form.Then, very
carefully and meticulously, small, colorful beads made from glass
are picked up with a long needle and pressed into the wax.Using complex designs and symbols, the result is stunning.Each piece tells a unique story about the legacy of this
tribe, their religious beliefs, and the sacred deer.
Wood Carvings from Mexico - These wood carvings are extremely
popular and because of their movement, humor, and vibrant colors,
they look great in any home, office, or as a gift!The design of each carving comes from the carver�s own
superstition and imagination.Since
magic and myth are a huge part of the culture in this region, the
Oaxacan wood carvings can be dramatic in design.
Figures from Peru - Choose from Chulucana dancing figures, Story
Tellers, and more. Each piece is individually hand cast and painted.
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.
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.
Mate products from Argentina - Pronounced
yerba mahtay, this South
American drink is very popular in Argentina and similar to tea.However, what makes Yerba Mate so unique is not only its
flavor but is beneficial ingredients as well.In fact, this particular drink is so popular that in Buenos
Aires and other cities in Argentina, people carry it around with
them all day long, sipping as they go through their normal day, much
as Americans would sip on soda.