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Artesanias Las Pallas

Cajamarca 212 | Zona Barranco, Lima, Peru
51-1-4774629
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Ranked #1 of 28 shopping in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries
Owner description: Specialized in select traditional folk art:Weavings,pottery,masks,hand painted frames and trys,baskets,charms,amulets.Also carved... more » Owner description: Specialized in select traditional folk art:Weavings,pottery,masks,hand painted frames and trys,baskets,charms,amulets.Also carved gourds,retablos,appliques and much more. « less
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Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had a hard time finding the shop, possibly because we listened to too many local "guides" Once we got there, were found a treasure trove of wonderful crafts from all over Peru. The owner searched out many areas of Peru for hand made articles. She was very accommodating. She even wrote out a nice card with the names of... More

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Victoria, BC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for high quality Peruvian crafts, you must check out Las Pallas. Go there before you travel around Peru to see what might be available, then come back before you leave Peru to pick up what you couldn't find. Our 30 minute walk to Barranco from Miraflores was as enjoyable as our destination. What a great neighbourhood... More

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Richmond, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I cannot add much new---but this is the place to go if you want to bring something lovely from Peru home with you..I spent a great morning with Mari roaming around her house/shop and learning a great deal about Peruvian folk art. No pressure to buy, but try to resist :-).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A great place to find more authentic Peruvian folk art than anywhere else. Not the mass-produced indian market stuff...and justifiably more expensive, but reasonable. An experience in itself, the shopkeeper (collector) describes herself as eccentric, but I found her kind and generous with her knowledge and willingness to let me peek at her private collection and teach me a little... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

At time Lima looks like a crowded market of all sorts of handcrafts. For the discerning eye, however, the more touristy stores can be a huge disappointment. Unless you happen to visit Artesanias Las Pallas in the lovely Barranco district. The store is in an old house, well worth a visit by itself. The selection of pieces is careful. Only... More

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Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Another reviewer said it perfectly when she said this place is so hard to describe without photos. We walked to Las Pallas after visiting Dedalo Market hoping to find some authentic Peruvian handicrafts - and wow, Mari Solari's shop was everything that we were looking for and more. Firstly, the shop is inside of her home! From the looks of... More

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paris
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I've never seen such a selection and quality of unique peruvian handicrafts. The place is fantastic, Mary the owner, is adorable and very passionated about equitable work with people from the Andes an Amazonia. The prices are really correct. Don't forget to buy the body-hait organic creams and oils (coconut's is sooo amazing)

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San Diego, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The owner Mari Solari is a delightful and enthusiastic guide through all her museum quality collections amassed over 28 years. The house is colorful and the objects cover all the art forms, including rugs, pottery, paintings and much more. The house was tricky to find, but the neighborhood of Barranco is a gem to discover. Also, it is cheap and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My visit to Mari Solari's home/boutique was one of the highlights of my trip to Lima. Found in the lovely Barranco area of the city, which is full of crumbling ruins and recently renovated La Belle Epoc style arcitecture, and is worth a day of anyone's time to explore (great museums and galleries too). I had to ring the bell... More

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Kemah, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

In the lovely area of Barranco you will find a jewel box that is the home and shop of Mari, specializing in the best quality and selection of Peruvian handcrafts. While shopping for the "best of the best" in all price ranges, Mari will share her knowledge about the Peruvian culture and the pieces she displays. An added bonus is... More

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