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

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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 of El Árbol Mágico

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.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

A boat in front of Mt. Garcia on Lake Chapala, Mexico

Mt. Garcia & Boat

Two men on a row boat slide into the shadow of Mt. Garcia, which towers over the south shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico.

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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.

The Virgin of Zapopan Visits Chapala

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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.

Fine Art Photography of Lake Chapala

Fiesta de la Sangre Preciosa de Cristo

Fiesta de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo in Oaxaca

During this week-and-a-half religious holiday in Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, several of the processions feature hundreds of the town’s women balancing these baskets with iconography on them.

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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.

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.

How the Women Soldaderas Helped Win the Mexican Revolution

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