Pátzcuaro Shopping

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    Casa de los Once Patios: local artists abound....

    by marktynernyc Written Jan 8, 2005

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    Numerous shops that offer various types of regional art - laquer, copper, weaving, clay. You'll need to visit a few times because shops are open and closed unpredictably. I stumbled upon some wonderful folk art and laquer work.

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    Casa de la Once Patios: The World of Mexican Crafts in a Convent

    by mtncorg Written Oct 31, 2003

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    Located within a Dominican convent dating back to 1740 and just across the alley from the Templo del Sagrario, teh Casa de la Once Patios holds a warren of numerous handicraft shops, each specializing in different crafts. It is a microcosm of the handicrafts found through out the region in one building. Handicrafts in this area is outstanding and varied: ceramics, woodworking, lacquerware, copperwork, basketry, clothing, etc.. Early in the advent of the Spanish period, the first bishop, Vasco de Quiroga, organized local Tarascan villages into the manufacture of handicrafts unique to that particular village. For example, you find great copperware from the nearby town of Santa Clara del Cobre or from Paracho come guitars, violins and mandolins.

    Here you can find many of these unique crafts without venturing too far afield, thoguh with time, I recommend trying to visit some of the other towns as well. Santa Clara del Cobre is very fascinating with its 50+ metalworking shops busy pounding away. Craft quality at the Casa de la Once Patios is superb. You are left after a visit to wonder how you will take all of what you buy back on the plane with you!

    What to buy: Almost as many handicrafts as you might think of in Mexico you might find here.

    What to pay: Depends upon what kind of bargainer you are. Maybe slightly more than in the villages of origin, though.

    Templo del Sagrario from a window in la Casa
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    handicrafts shops: tzintzuntzan,a indian tarasco's village

    by cbeaujean Written Nov 4, 2002

    the village is situated on patzcuaro lake,at the other bottom considering patzcuaro city.
    when we were there,it was christmas shopping time.

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