Browse our selection of lovely, authentic Mexican stone pieces as charming accents for your garden or patio, or plaques or celosias to incorporate in your walls. The celosia was the original decorative window treatment used glass. It enhances air flow while providing a visual relief. Before the days of bottled water, water was filtered through large bowls of volcanic stone; display this unusual item on a wrought iron stand as a focal point for your living or dining room.
Who can resist the charm and playfulness of twinkling tin star lights on a tropical summer evening? Hand crafted by talented metalworkers, our collection of natural and aged tin will astound you. Punched tin mirrors add depth and light to any room while aged tin table lamps, hanging lights, wall sconces and candlesticks illuminate the dark corners and reading areas. Create a focal centerpiece on your wall with a collection of hammered tin crosses or wall hangings, including brightly painted candle sconces and figurines. Much of our tin work comes direct from the artisans from the city of San Miguel Allende.
The whimsical hand painted clay creations from Ocomichu are the quintessential example of Mexican crafts. The artists recreate scenes from every day life, fables from the bible, or the news events of the day. Dolls in traditional dresses, charros on horseback, fanciful animals and masks, tableaus from the doctor's office or butcher shop are just a few examples. There is no limit to the artists' imagination and their skills in executing the pieces.
The documented use of masks in Mexican culture dates back as far as 3000 BC when masks were used to summon deities and perform rituals. Later masks were used in storytelling, dance and to honor saints and religious holidays. Banderas Bay Trading Company carries a variety of wooden and papier-mâché masks to add a magical folk-art touch to your décor. Mermaids, devils, jaguars and strange combinations of human and animal features will delight and inspire the imagination of young and old. Once you start collecting, you won’t be able to stop!
With each piece lovingly crafted by Mexican crafters, framed embroidered pieces add a homey touch to any country and especially to traditional Mexican décor. Toss hand-embroidered throw pillows on a bed or sofa for a colorful accent or create a playful wall arrangement with carefully framed pieces selected for their unique beauty. Brightly colored and fun, these pieces traditionally depict animals, religious figures and festivals and flowers in authentic age-old designs. Our artisans and their work come from Patzuaro, Chiapas and Guatamala.
An essential component of the Mexican Style is handcrafted pillows. The multicolored embroidered pillows from Michoacán compliment the bedroom or living room with bursts of color and whimsical images. Or add the richly colored traditional huipils from Chiapas and Guatemala, fashioned into over-sized floor cushions, to create a meditation corner in your living room.
Add an authentic and warm touch to your next posada with beautiful Mexican tablecloths and napkins. Cream-colored manta tablecloths, some embellished with colorful embroidery, add a rustic elegance to the dining area. Delicate cloth napkins contained in hand-carved wooden or brightly colored talavera napkin rings make every place setting special. The durable fabrics can stand up to even the most enthusiastic entertainment calendar while delicate lace and cotton will add a special touch to your special occasions.