Talavera Pottery is one of the most iconic art forms of Mexico. Talavera lends elegance to wherever it’s displayed, and invokes a sense of admiration. Our beautiful deisgns are a 100% handpainted, and include ceramic bowls, jars, platters, flowerpots and even tiles for your walls, magnificent for indoor or outdoor decoration.
BRIGHTLY COLORED MEXICAN FOLK ART SCULPTURES
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CULTURE ENRICHED THROUGH THE CENTURIES
Using a wide variety of materials like hand made blown glass, ceramic, natural stones and beads, each beautiful piece reflects the creative genious of its designer. Tradition and trend come together in our carefully chosen selection. Find the piece that inspires you.
We are proud to support local producers and artisans by placing a high quality seal on each of our “Made in Mexico” products. This small space is dedicated to the tireless workers who produce each of the pieces that are exhibited in our boutiques.
TYPICAL JOY AND FOLKLORE OF MÉXICO
Regardless of culture and time, children will find a way to play. Mexican toys traditionally made of Wood, cloth or other natural materials, represent mexican joy and folklore at its best.
Their fine and colorful craftsmandship make them excellent collectible itemas for crafts enthusiasts. At Los Cinco Soles you can find the most popular and representative mexican toys.
DAY OF THE DEAD
CONTINUING RITUALS OF MESOAMERICAN CULTURES
One of the most celebrated and awaited national holidays is the “Day of the dead” (Día de muertos).
Its origins can be traced centuries before the Spanish conquest. Even today, this ritual of remembering the departed loved one with colorful altars and favourite foods, presumes the essence of the original rituals of Mesoamerican cultures. At Los Cinco Soles you can find all you need to make your personal altar offering.
Discover the cultural diversity of Mexico under one roof.
THE QUALITY, CRAFTSMANSHIP AND CULTURAL HERITAGE REMAIN IN EACH PIECE.
Pottery has an important place in Mexican culture, widely used in domestic, religious and ornamental activities for centuries. Many of these ancestral techniques are used today and although each region of Mexico portrays its own characteristics, the quality, craftsmanship and cultural heritage remain in each piece.
Anywhere in the world, the table is the heart of a home, where families gathers and ties are strengthened. At Los Cinco Soles you can find tableware, glassware, linens and accessories that will give a distinctive touch of color to your kitchen or dining room.
FIGURES MADE UP OF SMALL DYED TEXTILE SPHERES
Figures decorated with small beads and colored yarn, Huichol (we – chol) art has been created for centuries by Wixarica communities, one of the 68 original ethnic groups that did not mingle with spaniards during the conquest. Their techniques have remained unchanged due to the zealous care of their craftsmen. Today it is possible to recognize them for their characteristic figures made up of small colored beads. Its beauty has been a source of inspiration for modern designers, and those who appreciate this art have turned it into exhibition pieces that can be seen in galleries around the world. At Los Cinco Soles you can find original Huichol art from Wixárika communities.
BLACK CLAY POTTERY
ONE OF THE MOST VALUED MEXICAN POTTERY TECHNIQUES BY ART COLLECTORS ALL OVER THE WORLD
One of the techniques that is most vallued by art collectors. Black Clay pottery’s birthplaceis the state of Oaxaca, cradle of Mexican art and culture.
Each piece with its intricated design is carefully shaped by hand, then set to dry for four days under the sun, and finally, the pieces will be fired in a kiln using wood fires, giving this kind of pottery its characteristic shiny black color. Black Clay pottery from Oaxaca is one of the most valued Mexican pottery techniques by art collectors all over the world.
COLOR AND BEAUTY OF MEXICAN TRADITIONAL STYLE.
Los Cinco Soles offers a fine selection from different regions of México. At our store you can find blouses with fine handmade embroidery ornamenting traditional fabrics, or choose from our wide variety of skirts, dresses, bags and accesories that seize the spirit of original folk craft from our country.
Everytime you buy something from our boutique you are not only acquiring a quality garment, you are also actively supporting fair trade and helping small workshops and communities to thrive and keep alive their traditional textile techniques.