Mexican Artisan Sale!

We know you're not thinking about Christmas shopping in September, because who does that?? But...if you came across something amazing for someone you love, you might think about buying their Christmas (or birthday, or anniversary, or Halloween, or just–because–I–love–you) gift early, no? 

Maybe we can help with that.

We have come across some amazing art, clothes, and crafts on our cookbook road trip. So we thought, why not share them?

Interested in having a shamanic dance mask from Guerrero on your wall? Or a bustier embroidered with Oaxacan flowers in the style of Lila Downs? If you're looking for something truly original for that person you love (this includes yourself), you have come to the right blog post. Peruse our photos below to see what's available. Prices listed include shipping within Mexico. International shipping rates have an additional cost.

In the mood for rare, small–batch mezcal? Shoot us an email to find out what's available.

 

GREEN CARD MEMBERS:

Purchase before September 23rd and get major discounts on art and clothing! (Discount varies depending on item. Contact us for details)

Contact us for more info and to place your order!

elrefugio.ts@gmail.com

 

Native Dance Masks

The masks below are hand–carved by Guerrero artisans from Noel's mother's hometown—some by his very own uncle! Those in the $70–$100 range are used in the shamanic dances which we witnessed in Mochitlan. Those in the $40 range are simply decorative, as are the larger masks. The first mask ("large, multi-character") is one example of several produced by the artist—more are available. Click on the photos for more details.

Clothing

Mexico is awash with indigenous clothes (at least in the southern part of the country), but those of highest quality can be hard to find. Listed below are  excellent pieces we've found on our journey that really stood out: embroidered bustiers and shirts from Oaxaca, and quexquemetls ("KESH-KEM-METL": like a poncho, but a really nice one!) from Puebla. Click on the photo for more details, and custom–order options. Limited sizing available on some styles.

Home decor

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Coming soon...

mezcal!

ask us for details. ;)