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“Love Fine Mexican Handicrafts” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fine Mexican Handcrafts

Fine Mexican Handcrafts
Ranked #4 of 18 Museums in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This store has been referred to as an "art gallery" and "not just a special shopping experience but a learning experience as well" due to the fact that you will always find Citlali or Walter's presence in the store as they enjoy explaining the origens, representaions and unique techniques used in the making of the finer handcrafts of all parts of Mexico. With more then 30 yrs. experience searching for the handcrafts and selecting the pieces for how they represent the people, the culture and the history of Mexico at it's best. There are photos throughout the store where you can meet the artiist while he or she is creating the particular item you are admiring. You will not find "Playa del Carmen" or "Riviera Maya" written on any of the handcrafts as we do not deal in souvenirs.
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Love Fine Mexican Handicrafts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2011

I have purchased several items from FMH over the years for both myself and as gifts. If you like quality Mexican art and handcarfted folk art this is the place to visit while in Cancun or Playa. The friendly owner, Citlali, travels throughout Mexico to gather the most wonderful regional Mexican art, jewelry, texitles etc., and offers them at reasonable prices. She buys direct from the artisans so she can affort to give to good prices on unique items. Additionally, she is willing to spend time to give you the history and background on the items and the artisan and region where they are made. She pays the artists a fair price so she is not exploiting the artists. Finally, Citlali has a unique perspective on the area, the history and tips on where to go while on vacation in the Yucatan, and is willing to share her knowledge and recommendations to enhance your experience. Stop by say hello and make a friend.

Visited September 2010
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Place to go for Mexican Folk-art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

We visited this fun store just last week and purchased a great, authentic wood carving. If you love Mexican folk-art this is the place to go. The owners aquire the pieces directly from the artisans whom they seem to have a real respect and admiration for. Don't worry about traveling home with your treasure because Citlali will pack it safely for you. If we return to Playa Del Carmen I will most definately come back and highly recommend it to anyone looking for "the real stuff".

Visited July 2011
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“amazing authenticity and quality...beautiful carefully selected pieces”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

I love this store! It's so refreshing to come here after walking down 5th Ave. You can tell that the owners have a genuine passion for the arts of Mexico, and I love that they have a story to tell about every item. It's the perfect place to find a gift, a new piece of art for display in your home, a nice piece of jewelry...you name it, you can find it pretty much. Nice variety from all over Mexico. I especially love the masks. :^)

Visited July 2011
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5 Thank wanderwiththewind
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Vancouver Island
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“A very unique Handcraft store”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

I have been to this store many times over the past 6 years. Every time I go, I see something new and interesting. The owners are very helpful in describing the origin of each item in the store.

Visited February 2011
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3 Thank JR_the_2nd
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Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best store in Playa del Carmen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2011

Fine Mexican Handcrafts is my absolut favorite store in whole Playa!! Exclusive things...u can find beautiful jewelry, Katrinas, Alabrijes, bags y mucho mucho mas!!
Go check it out!!

Visited July 2011
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6 Thank Lanzova
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