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In business since 1978, this excellent little shop displays authentic Mexican dance masks, folk art and rural antiques. You may be able to arrange a visit in the summer months by phoning ahead.
Sells some excellent Huichol beadwork, thread paintings and jewelry.
This store offers a vast array of brightly colored Talavera tiles and ceramics.
If you have a sweet tooth, stop by this cute tienda (shop) packed with temptation. It sells everything from tamarind chews to exquisite caramels to any number of dried fruit and sugary nut concoctions.
This rather small shop looks harmless enough, but it's chock full of lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) masks and Cuban cigars. These two products should not be used simultaneously.
This Vallarta-style cobbler produces custom-made sandals (M$200 to M$400) in 48 hours.
Straddling the north bank of the Río Cuale, this market sells everything from Taxco silver, sarapes (blankets with a head opening, worn as a cloak) and huaraches (woven leather sandals) to wool wall hangings and blo…