Souvenirs from El Salvador
Sorpresas are made of pottery and has often got the shape of an egg or fruit. You can lift the top off and under it you have the “surprise”, there are tiny figures under the top often showing rural scenes like women washing, weaving or cooking. Sorpresas are made in the village Ilobasco. The ones you see on the picture are on display in Museo Nacional de Antropología David J Guzmán.Another souvenir is colourful painted wooden things like crosses, key rings, napkin holders and boxes. My souvenir from El Salvador is a round wooden painting to put on the wall. I bought it for 15 dollars (June 2009) at Diconte-Axul in Ataco.You will also find indigo dyed clothing, pottery, hammocks and much more in the souvenir shops.