Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

Cugini’s Boutique

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Lois Cugini has operated her boutique of clothing, folk art, and jewelry for almost 40 years in Ajijic.

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Owner Lois Cugini came to Ajijic from Boston after spending time traveling the world.

Her boutique, which sells women’s clothing, jewelry, and Mexican folk art, is celebrating its 38th anniversary in 2019.

Last updated May 14, 2019

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Address

Morelos #15

Ajijic

HoursClosed Now

Mon10:00am -5:00pm
Tue10:00am -5:00pm
Wed10:00am -5:00pm
Thu10:00am -5:00pm
Fri10:00am -5:00pm
Sat10:00am -5:00pm
Sun11:00am -3:00pm

Phone

376-766-1790

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Photos of Cugini’s Boutique

Inside Cugini's boutique in Ajijic.

Inside Cugini's boutique in Ajijic.

Caijtas de muertos, clay figures, and dolls made from dyed corn husks.

Caijtas de muertos, clay figures, and dolls made from dyed corn husks.

Cajitas de muertos are dioramas or shadowboxes with figures of skeletons in scenes like a dentist's office or a wedding.

Cajitas de muertos are dioramas or shadowboxes with figures of skeletons in scenes like a dentist's office or a wedding.

Clay figures of a rabbit and monkey in cars.

Clay figures of a rabbit and monkey in cars.

A clay rooster.

A clay rooster.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Sunset at Lake Chapala

Sunset at Lake Chapala

Clouds cast shadows on other clouds during a summer sunset.

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Ceramic dogs, nativity scenes, trains, and trees of life.

Ceramic dogs, nativity scenes, trains, and trees of life.

Ceramic animals driving cars.

Ceramic animals driving cars.

A ceramic nativity scene.

A ceramic nativity scene.

A tin art nativity scene. Tin art (hojalata -- sheet + tin) originated in Mexico during the Spanish colonial period after Spain ransacked Mexico for its precious metals. Nearby Tlaquepaque is a major source of tin art.

A tin art nativity scene. Tin art (hojalata – sheet + tin) originated in Mexico during the Spanish colonial period after Spain ransacked Mexico for its precious metals. Nearby Tlaquepaque is a major source of tin art.

A clay nativity scene.

A clay nativity scene.

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Clay Christmas ornaments with Santa, angel, snowman and other designs.

Clay Christmas ornaments with Santa, angel, snowman and other designs.

A wind chime made from ceramic mariachis.

A wind chime made from ceramic mariachis.

Clay mariachi figures.

Clay mariachi figures.

Mexican rag dolls (muñecas de trapo), Frida Kahlo dolls, and pillows.

Mexican rag dolls (muñecas de trapo), Frida Kahlo dolls, and pillows.

Picture frames and ceramic chilis.

Picture frames and ceramic chilis.

A peacock alejibre. Alebrijes are carved wooden creatures, sometimes fantastical and sometimes based on real animals, which are painted in bright colors.

A peacock alejibre. Alebrijes are carved wooden creatures, sometimes fantastical and sometimes based on real animals, which are painted in bright colors.

A cat alebrije. Alebrijes were invented in the 1940s by Pedro Linares López and today have become their own mini-industry in the world of Mexican folk art.

A cat alebrije. Alebrijes were invented in the 1940s by Pedro Linares López and today have become their own mini-industry in the world of Mexican folk art.

A dog alebrije. The grandchildren of the alebrije's inventor, David and Gerardo Linares, were at the 2018 Feria Maestros del Arte in Chapala.

A dog alebrije. The grandchildren of the alebrije's inventor, David and Gerardo Linares, were at the 2018 Feria Maestros del Arte in Chapala.

A cross made with Frida Kahlo bottlecaps.

A cross made with Frida Kahlo bottlecaps.

Milagro crosses are decorated with milagros (charms). Historically, milagros are been pinned to crosses or religious statues or carried for good luck.

Milagro crosses are decorated with milagros (charms). Historically, milagros are been pinned to crosses or religious statues or carried for good luck.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Revolution Day

Soldaderas on Revolution Day

Women played a significant role during the Mexican Revolution, which girls from the local schools commemorate every year on Revolution Day.

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Tin art mirrors in the shape of hearts. Tin art like this is also often made in Oaxaca.

Tin art mirrors in the shape of hearts. Tin art like this is also often made in Oaxaca.

A ceramic wall piece that displays small clay masks.

A ceramic wall piece that displays small clay masks.

Crosses, rebozos (shawls), hats and earrings.

Crosses, rebozos (shawls), hats and earrings.

One half of Cugini's Boutique is devoted to folk art. The other half has women's clothing and jewelry.

One half of Cugini's Boutique is devoted to folk art. The other half has women's clothing and jewelry.

Coats, dresses and lamp shades.

Coats, dresses and lamp shades.

A girl dressed as an Adelita during the Revolution Day parade in San Antonio Tlayacapan, which always celebrates Revolution Day the Sunday after November 20 (which in 2018 is November 25). Their parade starts a few blocks west of the plaza in San Antonio at 9 a.m.

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Dresses and hats.

Dresses and hats.

Hats, dresses, blouses.

Hats, dresses, blouses.

Dresses and necklaces.

Dresses and necklaces.

Necklaces, blouses and hats.

Necklaces, blouses and hats.

Scarves and coats.

Scarves and coats.

Hats.

Hats.

Purses, hats and necklaces.

Purses, hats and necklaces.

Dresses, blouses and paintings.

Dresses, blouses and paintings.

T-shirts, gift bags and paintings.

T-shirts, gift bags and paintings.

Earrings and plus-size blouses and dresses.

Earrings and plus-size blouses and dresses.

Accordion Player in Chapala

Traditional Mexican Music Genres

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T-shirts with Huichol art designs.

T-shirts with Huichol art designs.

Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, cajitas de muertos, wood trays and boxes, ceramic chilis.

Earrings, bracelets, necklaces, cajitas de muertos, wood trays and boxes, ceramic chilis.

Necklaces made from coral, smokey topaz, amethyst and rose quartz.

Necklaces made from coral, smokey topaz, amethyst and rose quartz.

A stone and metal necklace.

A stone and metal necklace.

Stone and metal necklaces.

Stone and metal necklaces.

Bracelets.

Bracelets.

Necklaces.

Necklaces.

Stone necklace.

Stone necklace.

The entrance to Cugini's Boutique in Ajijic, Mexico.

The entrance to Cugini's Boutique in Ajijic, Mexico.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Cowboy Silhouette

Cowboy Silhouette

A cowboy demonstrates the precision of his lasso skills during an exhibition on the Day of the Cowboy in Ajijic, Mexico.

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