Categories

- Carved + Painted Wood
- Ceramics
- Country Antiques
- Dance Masks
- Ex Votos
- Huichol
- Inlaid Wood Boxes
- Laquer
- Other
- Papel Mache
- Retablos
- Santos
- Serapes


The Best Mexican Folk Art Available Today


Welcome to our gallery of fine Mexican folk art! We are not being immodest to say our Mexican folk art is the best. It's just a fact. Owner Mayer Shacter finds the most talented and imaginative artists and craftsmen working today, and then he buys their finest work. We travel all over Mexico to find Mexican antiques, crafts, and folk art that perpetuate the centuries-old traditions of Huichol art, Mexican pottery, Mexican papel mache, vintage serapes, Oaxacan wood carvings, and much more. 

Contact us any time to:
 
  • discuss or purchase any Mexican folk art item you see here
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  • inquire about an artist or item you don't see here
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  • make an appointment to see our gallery
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  • arrange a group tour

  • Mexican folk art is one of the liveliest and most abundant folk art traditions anywhere in the world. Mexican folk art remains highly regional, with specific areas producing only one type of the Mexican crafts, such as Huichol art, Mexican pottery, Mexican lacquer art, Mexican papel mache, and Mexican serapes. Our gallery features most of these geographical areas and all of these types of folk art, many of which are Mexican antiques. We emphasize the exquisite Tonala pottery and vintage serapes, but we carry a wide variety of fine Mexican crafts.

    Because we live in Mexico, we have many resources and can suggest and help you find any Mexican crafts you desire to furnish or decorate your home or office. Mexican folk art blends beautifully with many decorative motifs, from modern to traditional. It can give your home or office a distinctive, colorful flair without looking at all like a Mexican folk art gallery. 

    We are serious about Mexican folk art!



    Directions to the Gallery

    Phone: 415 185-2225 Cell phone: 044-415-153-5365 E-mail: mshacter@mac.com - U.S. or Canada: 510-295-4097

    One of the largest and highest quality folk art collections in all of Mexico, on a gorgeous country property in an architecturally spectacular, much-published building, Galeria Atotonilco is a ten-minute drive north of town. Trip Advisor's #1 choice for shopping in San Miguel, the gallery is an eye-dazzling array of a huge variety of folk art, from funny to exquisite, from all over Mexico. Folk art is a direct route to the true heart of Mexico: it's history, it's traditions, it's myths and legends, it's diverse cultures. Items in all price ranges can be shipped anywhere. We suggest you visit us early in your trip when you have not spent all your money and when shipping can be arranged if necessary.

    Even if you know little about folk art, we guarantee you will be amazed at the diversity, and we love sharing our knowledge with you. In addition to folk art, you will see country antique furniture, vintage textiles of great beauty, and historic photographs of 19th century Mexico. Within a mile is the historic church of Atotonilco, and the gorgeous country restaurant, Nirvana. Plan to spend at least an hour in our gallery. The time will fly by. Many visitors report that this gallery was the highlight of their visit to San Miguel. We are open BY APPOINTMENT only but usually have an Open House the last weekend of every month from noon to 5 pm. To arrange an appointment, call 185-2225 or e-mail mshacter@mac.com.

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    Una de las colecciones de arte folklórico más grandes y de mayor calidad en todo México, en una preciosa propiedad rural en un edificio arquitectónicamente espectacular y muy publicado, la Galería Atotonilco se encuentra a diez minutos al norte de la ciudad. La opción # 1 de Trip Advisor para ir de compras a San Miguel, la galería es un conjunto deslumbrante de una enorme variedad de arte popular, desde divertido hasta exquisito, de todo México. El arte popular es una ruta directa al verdadero corazón de México: es historia, tradiciones, mitos y leyendas, culturas diversas. Los artículos en todos los rangos de precios se pueden enviar en cualquier lugar. Sugerimos que nos visite a principios de su viaje cuando no haya gastado todo su dinero y cuando se pueda arreglar el envío si es necesario. Incluso si conoce poco sobre el arte popular, le garantizamos que se sorprenderá de la diversidad, y nosotros Amor compartir nuestro conocimiento con usted. Además del arte popular, verá muebles antiguos país, textiles vintage de gran belleza, y fotografías históricas de México del siglo XIX. Dentro de una milla es la histórica iglesia de Atotonilco, y el magnífico restaurante rural, Nirvana. Planea pasar al menos una hora en nuestra galería. El tiempo pasará volando. Muchos visitantes informan que esta galería fue el punto culminante de su visita a San Miguel. Estamos abiertos POR cita solamente, pero por lo general tienen una casa abierta el último fin de semana de cada mes desde el mediodía hasta las 5 pm. Para concertar una cita, llame al 185-2225 o envíe un e-mail a mshacter@mac.com.


    Location: Atotonilco, See website for directions
    Hours: 
    Contact: 185 2225, Cell. 153 5365, mshacter@mac.com
    Website: http://folkartsanmiguel.com/


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