Santiago - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

We have bought cool furniture made from recycled, local wood in Santiago. A few Aymara textiles from the north of the country. And wood carvings from Easter Island and the Pucon area. Pueblito Los Dominicos is a good place to scout handicrafts in Santiago. A lot of the cheaper stuff up north is actually Peruvian, or Chinese via Peru. - Dec 2020

Meh, not really. Some crafts are nice. - Jun 2019

If you like alpaca and ponchos there's an abundance. There's lots of local art and pottery as well. - Feb 2016

Lapiz (expensive), carpets, copper earrings and other items, paintings. - Nov 2014

Not much--there's a dearth of artesenal artifacts and those that are available are not particularly aesthetically appealing. Omaire has nice, solid, simple ceramics. - Oct 2014

Wine, lapus lazuli, pewter. - Sep 2011

Local crafts and products, travel throughout the country. - Jul 2010

pottery in Pomaire, lapis lazuli jewelry, manjar desserts (yum!) - Jul 2009

Excellent wines. - Apr 2009

There are a few local artesan markets. Specialty jewelry and copper items are plentiful. - Jul 2008

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