on June 29, 2006
La Ciudadela was the best place in Centro to find a great variety of Mexican handicrafts in one place. You will find lots of ceramic pieces, fashioned into brightly colored human and animal shapes, which are everyday folk art throughout the country. Other than leather goods, silver jewelry, and blankets, you will also find elaborate bracelets and necklaces, strung together from bone and onyx, which have been popular ever since artist Frida Kahlo painted herself wearing preHispanic creations. Bargaining is pretty much expected here but be aware that the quality of merchandise here is not really the best although they are pretty adequate if you are just purchasing trinkets as souvenirs or gifts.
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