Mexican crafts, Mexican Handicrafts, and Latin American folk art
If you are in Royal Oak, Michigan, please drop by to say “howdy” to Debbie or Bill. You might even find something of interest for your gift shopping!
Just enter by way of the alley between Center St. and Washington Ave., and between Fifth St. and Sixth St. For more information on restaurants and other attractions in our town please visit the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce.
Since 1986, Dos Manos, LLC has been proud to provide an opportunity for artisans to export their Mexican Handicrafts and Latin American Folk Art, still an important source of income in many rural areas of Latin America, while helping to preserve the cultural traditions of each country.
Included are crafts from present-day Mexico, Central and South America. Visit the links on the left to see our complete listings of Latin American, especially Mexican Handicrafts.
Reproductions, inspired by the Maya, Aztec, and Olmec civilizations of Mesoamerica, line our shelves. All include a description card. Click Here to view our current selection.
“Haab” was the Maya solar calendar of 18 months of 20 days each, and 5 days at year end. Our Maya Calendar is handcrafted in finely detailed stucco at a family workshop in Mexico. It includes a hanging hook and a description card.
Dimensions: 6″ Diameter
This beautiful Mexican handicraft is a colored interpretation of the Aztec calendar stone. Also known as Stone of the Sun, the original is a large monolithic sculpture carved of basalt or solidified lava. It was excavated December 17, 1790 in Mexico city’s main square. Our 9.0″ version is made of volcanic ash and brightly painted to enhance the hieroglyphs and design.
Despite being known as a “calendar stone,” modern archaeologists such as those at the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, believe it is more likely to have been used primarily as a ceremonial basin or ritual altar for sacrifices, than as an astrological or astronomical reference.
A striking piece of ancient Mexico for any display!
Dimensions: 9″ Diameter
Our Mission Statement
To offer Fair Trade crafts representing the indigenous cultures of Mexico and Latin America
Mexican Folk Art
Our Mexican folk art recalls traditional handcrafts
- Molas, the colorful and intricately hand-stitched appliques by the Kuna Indians of Panama.
- Hand-crafted toys and instruments from Mexico and Ecuador.
- Pine needle baskets from the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico.
Indigenous Mexican Handirafts
We strive to purchase South American and Mexican Handicrafts from local artisans whenever possible, such as:
- Zapotec black pottery from Oaxaca, Mexico
- Tagua nut (or palm ivory) carved animal ornaments from Ecuador
- Mexican Amate bark paintings