Mexican Folkloric and Embroidered Clothing

By · Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Mexican Clothing

There is a great selection of Mexican Folkloric and Embroidered Clothing on eBay right now. Many tempting choices.




Vintage Authentic Mexican Sombrero Sombreros Calidad Duracion Mexico
Vintage Authentic Mexican Sombrero Sombreros Calidad Duracion Mexico
$39.95
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Multicolor Medium Size Straw Mexican Sombrero
Multicolor Medium Size Straw Mexican Sombrero
$49.20
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Buy It Now for only: $49.20

Vintage Authentic Mexican Poncho Brown White Reversible Horse Horseshoe Design
Vintage Authentic Mexican Poncho Brown White Reversible Horse Horseshoe Design
$20.00
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Buy It Now for only: $45.00

Wool Mariachi Jacket  Fringed Scarf CM Uda de Martinez De Los Charros Mexico
Wool Mariachi Jacket Fringed Scarf CM Uda de Martinez De Los Charros Mexico
$205.00
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Vintage Mexican green white lace trim cotton blend off shoulder blouse sz XL
Vintage Mexican green white lace trim cotton blend off shoulder blouse sz XL
$14.99
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Vintage Mexican blue black lace trim cotton blend off shoulder blouse sz M
Vintage Mexican blue black lace trim cotton blend off shoulder blouse sz M
$14.99
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Mexican Embroidered Black Huipil Blouse 100  Cotton from Chiapas
Mexican Embroidered Black Huipil Blouse 100 Cotton from Chiapas
$69.00
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Mexican blouse 100 cotton COLORFUL Embroidery LARGE WHITE BRAND NEW
Mexican blouse 100 cotton COLORFUL Embroidery LARGE WHITE BRAND NEW
$24.99
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Buy It Now for only: $32.50

Mexican blouse 100 cotton Beautiful color Embroidery LARGE WHITE
Mexican blouse 100 cotton Beautiful color Embroidery LARGE WHITE
$24.99
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Mexican blouse 100 cotton WHITE COLORFUL EMBROIDERY SIZE LARGE
Mexican blouse 100 cotton WHITE COLORFUL EMBROIDERY SIZE LARGE
$22.99
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Mexican blouse 100 cotton COLORFUL Embroidery LARGE WHITE BRAND NEW
Mexican blouse 100 cotton COLORFUL Embroidery LARGE WHITE BRAND NEW
$24.99
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Mexican blouse 100 cotton COLORFUL Embroidery LARGE WHITE New
Mexican blouse 100 cotton COLORFUL Embroidery LARGE WHITE New
$24.99
Time Remaining: 7h 29m
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Mexican blouse 100 cotton Sz L WHITE COLORFUL EMBROIDERY
Mexican blouse 100 cotton Sz L WHITE COLORFUL EMBROIDERY
$24.99
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Mexican blouse 100 cotton Size L WHITE COLORFUL EMBROIDERY
Mexican blouse 100 cotton Size L WHITE COLORFUL EMBROIDERY
$24.99
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Bright Blue Mexican Top With multi color embroidery Short Sleeves XL
Bright Blue Mexican Top With multi color embroidery Short Sleeves XL
$8.00
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Mexican Embroidered Red Blouse or Mini Dress from Tehuacan Puebla XL
Mexican Embroidered Red Blouse or Mini Dress from Tehuacan Puebla XL
$34.00
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Buy It Now for only: $34.00

Mexican Skirt Ivory with Black Embroidery Side Ties S
Mexican Skirt Ivory with Black Embroidery Side Ties S
$5.00
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Vintage Red Embroidered Mexican House Dress Cotton
Vintage Red Embroidered Mexican House Dress Cotton
$19.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 7h 48m

Vintage Oaxacan Mexican Embroidered Dress S M
Vintage Oaxacan Mexican Embroidered Dress S M
$59.00
Time Remaining: 7h 55m

Vintage Oaxacan Mexican San Antonino White Dress
Vintage Oaxacan Mexican San Antonino White Dress
$79.00
Time Remaining: 7h 55m

Womans Floral Embroidered Crochet Blue Mexican Dress Handmade in Mexico S M
Womans Floral Embroidered Crochet Blue Mexican Dress Handmade in Mexico S M
$24.50
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Fabulous Purple Mexican Fiesta Dress Lots of Ruffles Lace Waist Ties Child 22 W
Fabulous Purple Mexican Fiesta Dress Lots of Ruffles Lace Waist Ties Child 22 W
$15.00 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE PIGALLE SOMBRERO AUTHENTIC MEXICAN XXXXX
VINTAGE PIGALLE SOMBRERO AUTHENTIC MEXICAN XXXXX
$12.98
Time Remaining: 8h 55m

Fabulous Green Mexican Fiesta Dress White Lace Pink Ribbon Child 22 Waist
Fabulous Green Mexican Fiesta Dress White Lace Pink Ribbon Child 22 Waist
$15.00
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Beautifully Embroidered Orange Sombrero Mexican Hat Horseshoe Theme
Beautifully Embroidered Orange Sombrero Mexican Hat Horseshoe Theme
$100.00
Time Remaining: 9h 13m

Vtg Wine Cotton Mexican Hand Embroidered Dress M L Peasant Flowers Boho Mexico
Vtg Wine Cotton Mexican Hand Embroidered Dress M L Peasant Flowers Boho Mexico
$46.00 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 9h 15m

Beautiful Hand Embroidered Yellow Halter Womans Mexican Dress S M
Beautiful Hand Embroidered Yellow Halter Womans Mexican Dress S M
$34.90
Time Remaining: 9h 41m

Oaxaca Mexican Huipil Blouse Embroidered White Gauze Boho Peasant Medium Large
Oaxaca Mexican Huipil Blouse Embroidered White Gauze Boho Peasant Medium Large
$55.00
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Norteno Chihuahua Mexican Folklorico Costumes 2 Dresses with free headpieces
Norteno Chihuahua Mexican Folklorico Costumes 2 Dresses with free headpieces
$275.00
Time Remaining: 9h 58m

Pink Womens Mexican dress Size Large
Pink Womens Mexican dress Size Large
$19.99
Time Remaining: 10h 42m

Purple BOHO Mexican Embroidered Dress Oaxacan M 100 cotton
Purple BOHO Mexican Embroidered Dress Oaxacan M 100 cotton
$9.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 10h 44m

Mexican Charro for Women Great for Halloween
Mexican Charro for Women Great for Halloween
$18.00
Time Remaining: 10h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $29.00

Mexican Halter Dress Tie Neck Oaxaca Fringe Yellow Turquoise Medium Large 12 14
Mexican Halter Dress Tie Neck Oaxaca Fringe Yellow Turquoise Medium Large 12 14
$48.00
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Mexican hand embroidered pink green Flower Traditional Dress from Veracruz
Mexican hand embroidered pink green Flower Traditional Dress from Veracruz
$45.00
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Jalapa de Diaz Oaxaca Mexican Huipil Blouse Embroidered Black Gauze Boho M L
Jalapa de Diaz Oaxaca Mexican Huipil Blouse Embroidered Black Gauze Boho M L
$55.00
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Vtg Mexican TopCotton Muslin EMBROIDERED Hippie
Vtg Mexican TopCotton Muslin EMBROIDERED Hippie
$29.00
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Mexican Shawl Black Red Pink Lime Green Orange Purple macrame VIBRANT Striped
Mexican Shawl Black Red Pink Lime Green Orange Purple macrame VIBRANT Striped
$68.88
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2 Boho embroidered Tunic Mexican dresses
2 Boho embroidered Tunic Mexican dresses
$40.00
Time Remaining: 14h 8m

Vintage 70s Mexican Embroidered Muslin Cotton White Halter Dress Small 4 6
Vintage 70s Mexican Embroidered Muslin Cotton White Halter Dress Small 4 6
$58.00
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VINTAGE 100 LEATHER MEXICAN SERAPI PONCHO MADE IN MEXICO BY VAN DYCK
VINTAGE 100 LEATHER MEXICAN SERAPI PONCHO MADE IN MEXICO BY VAN DYCK
$79.99
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Buy It Now for only: $109.99

Unique Authentic Mexican Huipil Mexican Turquoise Orange Blouse Tulum NWOT
Unique Authentic Mexican Huipil Mexican Turquoise Orange Blouse Tulum NWOT
$29.99
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Unique Authentic Handmade Huipil Mexican Black  Orange Blouse from Tulum NWOT
Unique Authentic Handmade Huipil Mexican Black Orange Blouse from Tulum NWOT
$29.99
Time Remaining: 21h 8m

Child Mexican Embroidered Jacket Green 1950s Era Wool Small Unisex No label
Child Mexican Embroidered Jacket Green 1950s Era Wool Small Unisex No label
$25.00
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Buy It Now for only: $45.00

Mexican Charra and Mariachi Mexicana Wool  Made in 1940s
Mexican Charra and Mariachi Mexicana Wool Made in 1940s
$97.00
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Joyous Mexican rug shoulder bag no label 19 x 11 x 7
Joyous Mexican rug shoulder bag no label 19 x 11 x 7
$2.99
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Mens 100 Cotton MEXICAN FLAG LOGO Baseball Cap in Green White and Red
Mens 100 Cotton MEXICAN FLAG LOGO Baseball Cap in Green White and Red
$9.99
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Ethnic Mexican Loomed Jacket Coat for Toddler Baby Boy Size 1T or 2T
Ethnic Mexican Loomed Jacket Coat for Toddler Baby Boy Size 1T or 2T
$35.00
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Buy It Now for only: $35.00

Guerrero Mexican Amuzgo Huipil Blouse Embroidered Tie Sleeve Peasant Large
Guerrero Mexican Amuzgo Huipil Blouse Embroidered Tie Sleeve Peasant Large
$49.00
Time Remaining: 1d 7h 35m

Vintage Mexican Woven Blanket Poncho Hippie Era Chic Coat Jacket Wool Knit
Vintage Mexican Woven Blanket Poncho Hippie Era Chic Coat Jacket Wool Knit
$29.99
Time Remaining: 1d 8h 29m

MEXICAN AZTEC STYLE PONCHO GREEN THEME PARTY COSTUME MADE IN MEXICO OUTFIT
MEXICAN AZTEC STYLE PONCHO GREEN THEME PARTY COSTUME MADE IN MEXICO OUTFIT
$25.00
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MEXICAN COBISHA TURQUOISE PONCHO HEAVY ACRYLIC FRINGED UNISEX LG
MEXICAN COBISHA TURQUOISE PONCHO HEAVY ACRYLIC FRINGED UNISEX LG
$55.00
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MEXICAN LOOM WOVEN FRINGED PONCHO RED BLACK WHITE ONE SIZE
MEXICAN LOOM WOVEN FRINGED PONCHO RED BLACK WHITE ONE SIZE
$32.00
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White Mexican Jacket Open Blouse Embroidered
White Mexican Jacket Open Blouse Embroidered
$79.00
Time Remaining: 1d 11h
Buy It Now for only: $79.00

Heavy Red Cotton Skirt Multi color Mexican Guatemalan Fabric Strip Long SleevesL
Heavy Red Cotton Skirt Multi color Mexican Guatemalan Fabric Strip Long SleevesL
$8.00
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BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE MEXICAN SHIRT
BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE MEXICAN SHIRT
$25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 55m
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Mexican Black Charro Western Mariachi ShirtCamisa Charra y De Mariachi Mexicana
Mexican Black Charro Western Mariachi ShirtCamisa Charra y De Mariachi Mexicana
$39.95
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HAND EMBROIDEREDHAND MADE MEXICAN PEASANT BOHO TOP BLOUSE FROM OAXACA NEW
HAND EMBROIDEREDHAND MADE MEXICAN PEASANT BOHO TOP BLOUSE FROM OAXACA NEW
$25.00
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Girls Mexican traditional dress
Girls Mexican traditional dress
$19.99
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XXL BAJA SHIRT HIPPY JACKET BOHO HOODIE MEXICAN SWEATSHIRT LONG SLEEVE PULLOVER
XXL BAJA SHIRT HIPPY JACKET BOHO HOODIE MEXICAN SWEATSHIRT LONG SLEEVE PULLOVER
$12.99
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Mexican Jalisco Folklorico Skirt top wfree accy 4 colors Priced to move
Mexican Jalisco Folklorico Skirt top wfree accy 4 colors Priced to move
$59.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 2d 1h 29m

Vintage mexican poncho sweater for a child
Vintage mexican poncho sweater for a child
$9.99
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 25m

Assorted Colors Hippie Vintage Style Mexican Tunic Blouse Telar Hand loom L XL
Assorted Colors Hippie Vintage Style Mexican Tunic Blouse Telar Hand loom L XL
$22.99
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Handmade CHILDS Mexican muslin embroidered small childs dress
Handmade CHILDS Mexican muslin embroidered small childs dress
$25.00
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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party White Fringe Dress Best Quality Mexican Clothing
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party White Fringe Dress Best Quality Mexican Clothing
$45.00
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 23m

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party Tri Color Dress Best Quality Mexican Party Clothing
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party Tri Color Dress Best Quality Mexican Party Clothing
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 23m

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party Red Dress Best Quality Mexican Party Clothing
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party Red Dress Best Quality Mexican Party Clothing
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 23m

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party Blue Dress Best Quality Mexican Party Clothing
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party Blue Dress Best Quality Mexican Party Clothing
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 23m

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party Tri Color Fringe Dress Best Quality Mexican Party
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Party Tri Color Fringe Dress Best Quality Mexican Party
$45.00
Time Remaining: 2d 7h 27m

Mexican Peasant Blouse LARGE
Mexican Peasant Blouse LARGE
$24.95
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Mexican Peasant Blouse SMALL
Mexican Peasant Blouse SMALL
$24.95
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Mexican Peasant Blouse MEDIUM
Mexican Peasant Blouse MEDIUM
$24.95
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 48m

Mexican Peasant Blouse SMALL
Mexican Peasant Blouse SMALL
$24.95
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Mexican Peasant Blouse SMALL
Mexican Peasant Blouse SMALL
$24.95
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Mexican Peasant Blouse LARGE
Mexican Peasant Blouse LARGE
$24.95
Time Remaining: 2d 8h 48m

Mexican Peasant Blouse SMALL
Mexican Peasant Blouse SMALL
$24.95
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Mexican Peasant Blouse Medium
Mexican Peasant Blouse Medium
$24.95
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Mexican Peasant Blouse Medium
Mexican Peasant Blouse Medium
$24.95
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Mexican Peasant Blouse SMALL
Mexican Peasant Blouse SMALL
$24.95
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Traditional Mexican Poncho PURPLE ONE SIZE FITS ALL Blanket Serape Gaban E9
Traditional Mexican Poncho PURPLE ONE SIZE FITS ALL Blanket Serape Gaban E9
$11.99
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Traditional Embroidered Oaxacan Mexican Dress Authetic from Mexico Small Medium
Traditional Embroidered Oaxacan Mexican Dress Authetic from Mexico Small Medium
$54.80
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Womans Floral Embroidered Crochet Blue Mexican Dress Handmade in Mexico S M
Womans Floral Embroidered Crochet Blue Mexican Dress Handmade in Mexico S M
$53.50
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Mexican Loom Woven Ethnic Indian Western Poncho Textile One Size
Mexican Loom Woven Ethnic Indian Western Poncho Textile One Size
$85.00
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Mexican CHILDS Dress Retro Hippie WEDDING Size Small pink
Mexican CHILDS Dress Retro Hippie WEDDING Size Small pink
$14.95
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Black and White Beaded Bag Phone Camera Pouch Necklace Hispanic Mexican American
Black and White Beaded Bag Phone Camera Pouch Necklace Hispanic Mexican American
$12.99
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Vintage Mexico Jalisco Cotton Embroidery Dress Ethnic Traditional Mexican Mint
Vintage Mexico Jalisco Cotton Embroidery Dress Ethnic Traditional Mexican Mint
$50.00
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Hand Embroidered Mexican Blouse Size M
Hand Embroidered Mexican Blouse Size M
$12.99
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hand embroidered mexican blouse white with multi colored embroidery size m
hand embroidered mexican blouse white with multi colored embroidery size m
$11.69
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Mexican Summer Dress for girl
Mexican Summer Dress for girl
$22.00
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MEXICAN GUAYABERA ROYAL BLUE FOR WEDDINGFIESTA MEXICANA5 DE MAYO FROM YUCATAN
MEXICAN GUAYABERA ROYAL BLUE FOR WEDDINGFIESTA MEXICANA5 DE MAYO FROM YUCATAN
$34.95
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MEXICAN GUAYABERA WHITE FOR WEDDING FIESTA MEXICANA 5 DE MAYO FROM YUCATAN MEX
MEXICAN GUAYABERA WHITE FOR WEDDING FIESTA MEXICANA 5 DE MAYO FROM YUCATAN MEX
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MEXICAN GUAYABERA IVORY FOR WEDDING FIESTA MEXICANA 5 DE MAYO FROM YUCATAN MEX
MEXICAN GUAYABERA IVORY FOR WEDDING FIESTA MEXICANA 5 DE MAYO FROM YUCATAN MEX
$29.95
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Ethnic White Mexican Boho Size M Cap Sleeve Casual Cotton Knee Length and Shift
Ethnic White Mexican Boho Size M Cap Sleeve Casual Cotton Knee Length and Shift
$25.00
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Vintage Hand made Genuine Mexican Leather Poncho Beautiful Cowboy Vaquero Bull
Vintage Hand made Genuine Mexican Leather Poncho Beautiful Cowboy Vaquero Bull
$50.00
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Vintage Sombrero Childrens Salazar Yepez Mexican Hat Blue Velvet Mariachi Kids
Vintage Sombrero Childrens Salazar Yepez Mexican Hat Blue Velvet Mariachi Kids
$19.99
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MEXICAN KIDS GUAYABERA SIZE81012141618 FOR WEDDINGFIESTAMEXICANA5DE MAYO
MEXICAN KIDS GUAYABERA SIZE81012141618 FOR WEDDINGFIESTAMEXICANA5DE MAYO
$24.95
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Southwestern Mexican Native Handcrafted Natural Leather Vest and Skirt
Southwestern Mexican Native Handcrafted Natural Leather Vest and Skirt
$275.00
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FREE SHIPPING Ladies Mexican Indian Hidalgo Dress Costume
FREE SHIPPING Ladies Mexican Indian Hidalgo Dress Costume
$49.00
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NEW 100 HANDMADE MEXICAN ETNICAL 100COTTON WOMEN MEN COLOR WHITE ONE SIZE
NEW 100 HANDMADE MEXICAN ETNICAL 100COTTON WOMEN MEN COLOR WHITE ONE SIZE
$49.00
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Plus Size 2 XL Embroidered Mexican Peasant Blouse Plus Size 2 XL Embroidered Mexican Peasant Blouse

 
Lotustraders Ruffle Sleeve Mexican Peasant Gypsy Dress A1290 Lotustraders Ruffle Sleeve Mexican Peasant Gypsy Dress A1290

 

Acapulco – Shopping for Folk Art, Crafts and Souvenirs – Where to Go

When you come to Acapulco you can appreciate how easy it is to find quality folk art as well as enjoyable gifts and souvenirs. This article tells you where in Acapulco you can go for souvenir and folk art shopping. A related article provides general information and tips and a third one discusses Mexican silver.

Cruise Ship Passengers. If you arrive by cruise ship, your time will be more limited, and you will probably want to stay in the part of town where the ship has docked. (If you have all day, however, do not be afraid to grab a taxi and explore the whole bay!) The few stores in the terminal itself are good choices. They are reliable, and though their prices are not the lowest in town, they are safe and convenient. The clerks speak English and French as well as Spanish, and the selection is always very good. If you walk to Fort San Diego nearby, that gift shop also has books, art prints and some genuine crafts. Around the central square, the Zócalo, just a few blocks away, you can find many other shops, too, though they tend more towards souvenirs than folk art and crafts. About a 10 minute walk beyond the Zócalo you will find the Mercado de Artesanias Parazal (also called “Tepito”), where you will find an overwhelming collection of booths and tables of all sorts, selling just about everything imaginable. You will be in Acapulco’s oldest shopping neighborhood, and you will pass lots of other stores on your way to and from. On the way back you can look for a couple more folk art shops in the two blocks immediately east of the Zócalo, on the Costera Alemán.

Acapulco Vacationers. If you will be in town for a while, you should plan to hit a few different places, mainly up and down the Costera Alemán. Technically, an open-air, souvenir market is a “Mercado de Artesanias,” but locals call it a “tianguis.” Some have more art than junk, others more junk than art, and all of them have lots of things to eat as well. In addition to the Mercado de Artesanías Parazal, mentioned above, there are smaller versions on Caletilla Beach (down at the western end of the Costera), across from Tamarindos Beach (called Noa Noa, near Hornos), across from Parque Papagayo, and across from the Crowne Plaza hotel in the “Golden Zone.” At the Diana traffic circle, the Mercado de Artesanías Diana covers a large area, and offers an especially rich selection of folk art, including blouses and skirts. Scattered along the Costera from one end to the other are small areas in which street vendors have spread out their merchandise. They are not as permanent (or semi-permanent) as the tiaguis, but they also have good selection and value. The indigenous vendors are usually the women, almost always dressed in colorful, shirt waist dresses with puffy sleeves and accordion-creased skirts, covered with a pinafore apron in a contrasting color and pattern. For most, Spanish is their second language, and a good proportion of them may speak it at least as well as you do. Gestures work fine.

For gifts and decorative items in a higher-quality range, several stores have become very popular with the tourists. In Costa Azul, around on the east side of the bay, you will find the “Casa de Cultura” (about a half-block past the CiCi Water Park on the same side of the street). Here the city government operates a cultural center that also supports sales by local artists of their own works. Ceramics, pottery, jewelry, painted items, all sorts of artisan handiwork is on sale here, and the prices are usually very reasonable. Sometimes the craftsmen will set up a demonstration for passers-by to show how they create their art. Artesanías Finas de Acapulco (locally known as Afa-Aca) is a large store with a large inventory of works from all over Mexico. You can even buy a complete mariachi outfit if you want. Furniture, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and hand-embroidered clothes and tablecloths are on sale here. Many consider this to be the top store of its kind in Acapulco and perhaps in all of Mexico. It is found on the corner of Horatio Nelson and the Costera in Costa Azul or downtown near the corner of the Costera with Juan Escudero (two blocks east of the Zócalo). In the Plaza Bahía center you will find Alebrijes & Caracoles, which has an inventory of fun items for the kids as well as decorative items for home and garden.

For the adventurous, there are a few “serious” marketplaces in town, where the chefs go in the early morning to buy for their restaurants, and where the locals go to buy everything for their home. The prices are better than in the supermarkets and fancier stores, but the conditions are a good bit more primitive. The Central Market (at Cine Rio) and the Mercado Del Campesino (in Progreso) are the two prime examples. Some folk art and souvenirs can be found there, but your main motive for going would be just to have a look at how the non-touristic sector of the city really works.

About the Author

Bernal Castillo writes for RealAcapulco.com, the most complete and reliable source of information about Acapulco, in English and in Spanish. To reach him, go to Acapulco and navigate to the contact page.

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