16 June 2008

Mercado de Las Artesanías, Cuernavaca

The Market of Artisans sits in the shadow of El Palacio de Cortés and a statue of the conquistador himself.
It occupies about a city block with aisles and aisles of handmade jewelry, earthenware, clothing and other crafts. I bought two Aztec calendars printed on some oddly textured paper-like product.
I desperately want one of these traditional Puebla dresses, but it's almost something I want to make for myself. There's a great pattern here, at The Mexican Dress. I used to embroider when I was young, but I never did anything nearly this intricate. I may have to just buy one in Puebla when I'm there this weekend.
This vestidito was so adorable it almost make me want a child.
more to come...

5 comments:

caroline said...

i loooove those puebla dresses. why don't i have one?

Intrepidity said...

you know what makes me what a child? those adorable teeny gold hoops!

ailsa said...

Caroline - I don't know! You should print out that online pattern and start sewing!

Erin - ¡en serio!... those earrings are to die for.

Wendy said...

I am going to Mexico next month, quite excited!

ailsa said...

Wendy, ¿a dónde en México?