Lakeside Guide to Lake Chapala, Ajijic, Mexico

El Árbol Mágico

At a Glance

Oaxacan textiles & black pottery, embroidered shirts, amate paper art & colorful wooden animal alebrijes are stuffed into this shop of Mexican folk art on Colón Street in Ajijic.

Street View

Address

Colón #8-A Ajijic

HoursClosed Now

Mon10:00am -6:00pm
Tue10:00am -6:00pm
Wed10:00am -6:00pm
Thu10:00am -6:00pm
Fri10:00am -6:00pm
Sat10:00am -6:00pm
Sun10:00am -6:00pm

Photos

Inside El Árbol Mágico at Colón #8-A in Ajijic.

Inside El Árbol Mágico at Colón #8-A in Ajijic.

Carpets from Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca; tiled mirrors, wooden alebrijes.

Carpets from Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca; tiled mirrors, wooden alebrijes.

Carpets, pillowcases and bags.

Carpets, pillowcases and bags.

Embroidered pillowcases.

Embroidered pillowcases.

Incredibly detailed embroidery work.

Incredibly detailed embroidery work.

Carpets, tablecloths, wall decorations, alebrijes.

Carpets, tablecloths, wall decorations, alebrijes.

Little animals made from barro negro.

Little animals made from barro negro.

Vases, crosses and other wall decorations made from barro negro (black pottery).

Vases, crosses and other wall decorations made from barro negro (black pottery). Oaxaca is well-known for its unique style of ceramics made from black clay.

Wooden alebrijes: wood that's carved into animals and painted with bright colors.

Wooden alebrijes: wood that's carved into animals and painted with bright colors. Alebrijes originated in the 1930s in Mexico City and today are also a popular folk art in Oaxaca.

Cat alebrijes.

Cat alebrijes.

A fish alebrije.

A fish alebrije.

A bird alebrije.

A bird alebrije.

Cool tile and metal mirrors.

Cool tile and metal mirrors.

Cool tile and metal mirrors.

Cool tile and metal mirrors.

Shirts and pants for women and men.

Shirts and pants for women and men.

Curtains, carpets, and pillowcases.

Curtains, carpets, and pillowcases.

Amate paper art. Amate is a form of art that's been around since before the Spanish invasion 500 years ago.

Amate paper art. Amate is a form of art that's been around since before the Spanish invasion 500 years ago.

Dolls.

Dolls.

Woven bags.

Woven bags.

Embroidered manta dresses.

Embroidered manta dresses.

Detail of embroidery work on some pillowcases.

Detail of embroidery work on some pillowcases.

Catrinas.

Catrinas.

Shawls, carpets, catrinas.

Shawls, carpets, catrinas.

Woven carpets.

Woven carpets.

Outside El Árbol Mágico at Colón #8-A in Ajijic.

Outside El Árbol Mágico at Colón #8-A in Ajijic.