Can you imagine having figures made in bread dough?, Or fascinating jewelry made from seeds, or perhaps items made of leather, and why not clothes woven and embroidered entirely by hand?, For all this is possible and in one place , Ecuador, in addition to its diversity of landscapes, it also has very diverse people with his wit ability to give their hands to make fantastic creations.
Tourists who have visited the country, can attest to the amazing ability of the Ecuadorian hands to turn any object into something unique that becomes part of culture and identity of the country. The product list is long and contains eg wool sweaters, colorful wooden birds.
Atacames (Esmeraldas): Jewels of black coral. But as the coral is in danger of disappearing, for ecological reasons, we recommend not to buy these products
Baños (Tungurahua): Figures Tagua and other things, a “vegetable ivory”. In addition, balsa wood and religious kitsch.
Calderón (Pichincha): Figures of bread dough.
Chone / Flavio Alfaro (Manabi): Saddles, bridles, muzzles for the machete.
Cotacachi (Imbabura): Offered largest nationwide products, leather jackets, vests, pants, skirts, bags, shoes, purses, belts, saddles, muzzles for the machete and pods.
Cuenca: Most craft stores are located around the Gran Colombia. Gold jewelry, weaving, basketry and pottery, straw hats very nice and felt hats Gualaceo (borsalinos), iron forging and ceramic ashtrays Chordeleg Sinincay marble.
Gonzanamá (Loja): Wool Textiles.
Guano (Chimborazo): wool carpets.
Guayaquil: Coral red and black (not buy!), Ceramics and handmade houses tropic.
Stack (Manabi): Ceramic mugs, imitations of pre-Columbian figures. Montechristi (Manabi): The finest Panama hats from around the world, and no furniture.
Otavalo (Imbabura): Main attraction is the traditional market every Saturday in the Plaza de Ponchos in the center: llama wool sweaters, tapestries, blankets, jackets, ponchos, bags, hats, hammocks, jewelry, chess sets, bamboo flutes and thousands of other useful things as well as antiques of all kinds.
(Cotopaxi): Ceramics, wooden ceremonial masks, naive painting
Puyo (Pastaza): shigras (crosslinked bags, made of palm fiber Chambira), natural fiber hammocks, colorful birds of balsa wood, ceramic bowls and seating furniture.
Quito: Quito is located in the most exclusive craft shops in the country. Also: Paint Market on weekends in the park El Ejido, Avenida Patria.
Riobamba (Chimborazo): Figures of Tagua and shigras.
Salasaca (Tungurahua): wool rugs in Tibetan style.
San Antonio de Ibarra (Imbabura): Size of all sizes.
Saraguro (Loja): wool hats, fortified with corn, ponchos, tupos.
Tigua (Cotopaxi): Naive Indian Painting on sheepskin. The attractive colors and vivid, often depicting scenes of everyday life of rural people. Some paintings have a considerable artistic value and some artists are well known for this type of paint.