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Pachamama is THE place in Santa Fe for Spanish Colonial antiques and Latin American folk art. The name means "Mother Earth" or more literally "Mother World" in the ancient Incan culture. The shop,... Read More
Pachamama is THE place in Santa Fe for Spanish Colonial antiques and Latin American folk art. The name means "Mother Earth" or more literally "Mother World" in the ancient Incan culture. The shop, opened in 1974, opening moved to its current Canyon Road digs in 1994. Owner Martha Egan began importing one-of-a-kind art from Mexico and Central and South America upon her return to the States after a stint with the Peace Corps. She still travels to the area seeking new items for the shop. The small two-room boutique is a mix of old and new. Shoppers will find hand-carved saints that are hundreds of years old just feet from quirky Day of the Dead muertos. The shop is known for milagros (religious folk charms traditionally used for healing or as offerings). They stock hundreds of them from cast to handmade. Also on offer: unique Christmas stocking stuffers.
223 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
- Christmas Shopping: "Pachamama, known for its milagro collection, stocks both traditional and contemporary examples of these religious offerings. They're priced from $3.50 for votives made by a family of 4th generation milagro-makers to several hundred dollars for antiques and handmade,-one-of-a-kind pieces from Mexico, Peru, Greece and Italy."
- Best for Christmas Shopping Because: Pachamama is packed with fabulous gift items from Latin American in a wide price range from $1.50 to thousands of dollars.