Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

Canastas Morales

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The Morales family has been taking the bus to Ajijic from Guadalajara every day for almost two decades to sell these traditional palm baskets & bags typical of Tlamacazapa, Guerrero.

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If you’ve been in Ajijic long, you would undoubtedly recognize Crescencio Morales by the dozens of baskets and bags strapped around his body as he sells his work while walking the town’s streets.

Only, he prefers not to have his picture taken, so hopefully, you’ll recognize his son, Andrés, pictured above.

Crescencio moved from Guerrero to Guadalajara almost 50 years ago. For close to two decades he’s taken the bus to Ajijic every day to sell these palm creations, which are made by family members and friends.

If you’re interested in these colorful baskets and purses, there’s a good chance you’ll run into either Crescencio or Andrés at the intersection of Morelos and 16 de Septiembre, one block north of the malecón.

Last updated November 23, 2018

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Crescensio and Andrés sell their products on the street in Ajijic. One of the places you’re likely to find them is pictured above.

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Andrés Morales, who sells these bags, baskets and hats on the streets of Ajijic along with his father, Crescencio.

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