If you’ve been in Ajijic long, you would undoubtedly recognize Crescencio Morales by the dozens of baskets and bags that are strapped around his body as he walks the town’s streets to sell his work.
Only, he prefers not to have his picture taken and so hopefully, you’ll recognize his son, Andrés, pictured above. Andrés also sometimes sells these baskets, purses and other items of folk art that are made from dyed palm fronds. You can also reach him at 331-338-7612.
Crescencio moved to Guadalajara from Tlamacazapa, Guerrero, almost 50 years ago. Today, he takes the bus from the city to Ajijic, as he’s done every day for the last two decades, to sell these colorful palm-leaf creations, which are made by family members and friends.
If you’re interested in these baskets and purses, there’s a chance you’ll find Crescencio or Andrés at the intersection of Morelos and 16 de Septiembre, one block north of the malecón in Ajijic. But you might run into them anywhere in town, including the plaza and the Wednesday tianguis market. They usually stop by the plaza every couple of hours.
Last updated December 26, 2020
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