Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED
We are located in the Twin Cities at 826 West 50th Street in Minneapolis, MN. (On the corner of 50th & Bryant Ave South.)
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR FOLK ART?
We travel all over Mexico to hand select the beautiful items available to you through the website and our pop-up sales. We prefer to go where the pieces are made and to meet with the artisans who make them, for the best selection and best prices.
ARE YOU AFRAID TO TRAVEL IN MEXICO?
No. Unfortunately, Mexico is suffering from major American media coverage about the continuing battle between the government and the drug cartels. It is serious, of course, but we steer clear of the border states where most of the violence has occurred. The majority of Mexico is safe to tourists and requires as much caution as one would have while visiting any large city in the United States.
I'D LIKE TO PLAN A TRIP TO MEXICO. CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE TO STAY?
I travel to Mexico several times a year to buy folk art and I have a number of places where I like to stay BUT I usually look for the most inexpensive options to keep my expenses as low as possible. I also primarily go to the interior of Mexico, not the coasts, so I'm not really in a position to be able to give customers advice about where to stay when on vacation to the Yucatan or Puerto Vallarta. I am thrilled that you want to visit Mexico but recommend that you look at TripAdvisor to get an idea of some of the hotels, restaurants and sights to see. They are way more knowledgeable than I am!
DO YOU SELL THINGS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES?
We do sell a few types of folk art from other Latin American countries such as santos from Guatemala and textiles from Peru. But really, our expertise is Mexico and that's where we focus.
CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT MY VINTAGE PIECE OF MEXICAN FOLK ART?
I can try! We are happy to receive an electronic photograph of a piece you picked up at a garage sale or inherited from your great aunt and try to tell you a little about it. We are NOT appraisers but are happy to try to make suggestions about what you should do to find out more information about a piece of Mexican folk art. At this time, there is no charge for the service.