Arts and Crafts - Clay ceramic plates from Mexico colorful

Handcrafted folk art in the Baja are a complex collection of items made with indigenous materials and fashioned for utilitarian or decorative purposes, such as wall hangings, vases, clothing, shoes and items created for celebrations, festivities and religious rites. These arts and crafts are often called “artesanía”, a term invented in the 20th century to distinguish merchandise made by traditional handcrafted methods and used to promote Mexican national identity. Although artesanía has its foundations in the crafts of the many pre-Hispanic cultures within the country, hundreds of years of European influence has transformed it into a cultural amalgam unique to Mexico.

Arts and Crafts - Mexican Colorful Souvenir Ceramic Pots Sedona Arizona

When you visit the local shops near Sahuaro Shores, you will find an amazing variety of quality blankets, pottery, glassware and other arts & crafts which you can purchase at very reasonable prices.