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Mexican Gifts Blog

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Buy Mexican Gifts Online | Handcrafted Henequen Bags

Mayan culture is alive and well, not only in Yucatan but all around the world; a big part of it is of course because of their gastronomy being served to delight palates in countries far away from its origins, because of archeology and history loving people who admire this rich culture and because of the art shown in Mayan handcrafted textiles, garments, accessories, decor and bags. Mexican gifts are rich in meaning, color, culture and craftsmanship!

Mexican handcrafted bags from Yucatan are not only eye catching, they have a long history and family tradition behind it, they make for a wonderful and practical gift. By buying Mexican gifts online, you will be helping preserve an art form as well as supporting the community and dozens of artisans and their families.

The Yucatan rural communities do a beautiful job at keeping up with tradition working with a millenary natural material: henequen, an abundant plant in the area used for many means. It was called the Yucatan Green Gold in the 19th century. The process to make these bags is truly a sight to see! First, the indigenous artisans cut the henequen leaf and scrape it with a sharp stick until the fibers come out, that raw fiber is dyed with natural dye that comes from a tree, depending on the color wanted is the duration and times it will go through the dye. Once they the color is done, the fibers are held on one end by the artisans toes! and on the other end, they separate the fibers by groups of six, then they get tied on both ends to a loom and it’s ready to weave in the pattern of choice. 

One end of the loom is tied to a tree and the other one to a belt worn by the artisan,  and a candle is used to wax the fibers so that the wood of the loom slides easily. There is a sense of community in the process of making the bags, the craftmanship and team work by these amazing women is inspiring.

These Mexican handcraft bags take the artisans up to 3 whole days to make and will last you a lifetime!

 

Ready to buy mexican gifts online? You can find a variety of hancrafted bags in our mexican gifts store.

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Buy Mexican Gifts Online | Gift Me Mexico

In Mexico, we have a very strong connection to our culture, and this extends towards art made by the hands of our people. Handmade crafts from Mexico are truly works of art, made from the skills passed on from generation to generation. The value of these Mexican gifts grows thanks to the elaboration itself, the rich tradition in them and the uniqueness of it all. To top that off, when you buy Mexican gifts online through us, you will be supporting local artisans and their families in various communities.

Here we have these three great gift ideas for your future purchases:

Pewter

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An all purpose handcrafted Mexican gift, with the characteristics of durability, great quality, beauty,shine and plenty of options to choose from. It is a very elegant looking material, with a shine similar to steel and silver, made from at least 90%  aluminum, which makes it safer and more hygienic to be used directly with food in the form of beautiful plates and trays that will last you a very long time.

Oaxacan textile shirts

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There are 18 indigenous groups in Oaxaca, they all proudly maintain their culture alive through tradition, this makes them one of the biggest handcraft producers in the country! In this specific case, they take their ancestral techniques and wisdom and turn it into beautiful handcrafted textiles with unique patterns that have a direct relation to its archeological sites.

Talavera

Mexican talavera is a style of pottery and decor from Puebla, made from the clay naturally found there. Its traditional handcrafted production dates back to the 16th century and has gone through minor changes since then. It is beautiful and long lasting ceramic, covered in a tin glazed and decorated with patterns and designs in blue, yellow, black, green, orange on a white base. It is truly a staple of the Mexican craft art!

We have the most authentic and high quality Mexican gifts, you will not only be getting a product, you will get a piece of culture and someone’s traditions and love for their roots, made with their own hands, from their ancestral teachings to your home. By choosing us you will be supporting local communities who work hard and take a lot of pride in their craft and techniques, keeping a part of Mexico’s history alive, each item at a time.

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So don’t hesitate, buy Mexican gifts online with Gift Me Mexico. Take a look at our Mexican gift online catalog.

 

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Mexican Gifts: Oaxacan Handcrafted Shirts

Oaxaca, Mexico is a fascinating place to visit with more than one main attraction. More commonly known for its culinary marvels and rich biodiversity, it has something up it’s sleeve that wows all kinds of people around the world: beautiful Mexican gifts such as their handcrafted textiles and clothing.

A state proud of their history and heritage, Oaxaca is home for 18 indigenous groups who maintain their traditions and languages – Zapotecs and Mixtecs being the most talked about. And it’s because of those traditions that they are on the lead in the production of handcrafts! There are entire towns dedicated to the production of amazing handcrafted Mexican products, in this case, we have beautiful textile men shirts that will make for a very original and precious Mexican gift.

In the central valleys of Oaxaca you can find Mitla, where tradition and cultural values give a non-tangible quality to the handicraft production of textiles. By pedal and back –using strap looms, one of the oldest forms of weaving to make their clothing– with all natural dyes for the most part, they create elegant and fresh shirts; the craft that goes into them is truly to be respected and admired for its work and meaning.

The intricate mosaic patterns on them mirror the ones you can find at their ruins in their archeological site which is like no other. These patterns have a meaning that some believe to be related to the 13 heavens of the Zapotec legends.

Artisans are more than happy and proud to keep this form of art alive; and by buying, wearing or gifting these handcrafted Mexican shirts you get to be a part of this tradition and history as well as supporting families of hardworking indigenous groups who share their culture every time someone puts their work of art on.

Contact us to get your hands on a piece of Mexican textile art from Oaxaca. A handcrafted, fresh, stylish & unique Mexican gift.

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Mexican Gifts: Pewter

You might have seen this material before, in jewelry and house decor, but Mexican pewter distinguishes itself for being the best kind around! It has all you can ask for in a Mexican gift: durability, great quality, beauty and plenty of options to chose from.

With the elegance of steel and silver, this specific material is a significant improvement from other pewter, made from at least 90%  aluminum, which makes it safer and more hygienic to be used directly with food in the form of beautiful plates and trays that will last you a very long time.

It’s also a great material to make into beautiful handcrafted picture and mirror frames, fruit and salad bowls, ladles, house decor like wall hangings, Aztec or Mayan calendars and a variety of objects to display in your home or office, always shiny and lightweight.

One of the most sought after Mexican gifts is pewter in the form of jewelry; it’s shine is similar to silver but it will last longer because of it’s composition it will not tarnish. And in the case of trays and bowls, there is no need to polish.

Traditional and contemporary designs are made by hand by Mexican artisans in Jalisco, they will definitely catch your eye in any of their versions.

Mexican pewter makes for a great quality, long lasting Mexican gift:  the perfect combo of durability, beauty and ease of care most of us are looking for in a affordable but elegant material.

Interested in some beautiful Mexican pewter for your next corporate gift? Contact us, we can help.

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