|Spotlight On Vallarta: Over 5000 sq ft of Fine Mexican Art at Gallery Indigena|
March 24, 2010
In this edition of Spotlight on Vallarta, host David Tarr takes us on a tour of Gallery Indigena, where you'll find hundreds of examples of the best in authentic Mexican folk art - from intricate beaded Huichol art and Katrinas to Mata Ortiz pots and Talavera pottery dishes and tiles.
|Indigena Gallery is located at Calle Juarez #628, just two blocks East of the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta. For more information, call (322) 222-3007.|
The gallery, located at Calle Juarez #628, just two blocks East of the Malecón in downtown Puerto Vallarta, features two floors and over 5,300 square feet of display space filled to the brim with a vast and varied selection of Mexican folk art with works representing 54 tribes and regions of Mexico.
Owner Ignacio "Nacho" Jacobo, his wife Carmen, and his brother Fausto handpick the store's inventory that includes a vast and varied selection of Talavera pottery, Taxco silver jewelry, religious wood carvings, colorful carved animals from Oaxaca, and a huge selection of Day-of-the-Dead dioramas, Katrina figures from Michoacán, and handpainted dishes and tiles.
"I tell people we're just like a museum," says Ignacio Jacobo, "except everything is for sale."
According to Fausto Jacobo, Indigena is committed to paying a fair price to the artisans they represent. "Part of preserving the art and craft of Mexico is paying artists a fair price for their work," he says. "By the same token, we set reasonable, no-haggle prices. When you compare the prices for Mexican folk with folk art of the US and other countries, the Mexican art is a true bargain."
Whatever your passion in Mexican folk art, you will probably find it at Gallery Indigena. Nacho, Carmen, Fausto and Julio invite you to drop by their gallery at 628 Calle Juarez. Browse in air-conditioned comfort, enjoy complimentary beer and soft drinks and peruse the aisles with no pressure to buy.
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