Lima - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Art is about average. Indigenous crafts are probably the standout for unique items. Don't believe that all the sweaters in the stores are "baby alpaca" though. - Jul 2022

Yes, Inka market has everything from all over the country and it spans blocks. Fair-mined gold jewelry, silver, wonderful paintings and sculptures... - Oct 2018

Alpaca clothing, coffee, chocolate, Iquitos bloodwood, Wood Flair woodworkings, wood carvings made in Ayacucho, and Peruvian artwork. - Mar 2018

Textiles for sure, especially alpaca. - Apr 2017

The alpaca and vicuna products are of excellent quality. There is an annual alpaca outlet sale with excellent prices. I would skip most of the artesanias. - Jul 2016

Art items, furniture, food - Sep 2015

Tons of weaving items, mostly made from alpaca. Make sure it's authentic; some try to pass off wool as alpaca. There are also nice pottery items available, and lots of items made from silver, if you're into that kind of thing. Lima is also building an art community with some very good artwork. There are also some stores that sell very nice, unique furniture. - May 2015

Alpaca blankets, pottery, some decent art. - Sep 2014

In-country travel. Alpaca wool clothing. - Apr 2014

Lots of handicrafts, beautiful alpaca blankets and sweaters, nice wood furniture, silver items. - Mar 2014

Art, gold, silver, craft items, alpaca clothing. - Aug 2013

Alpaca wool clothing, embroidery, ceramic and pottery items, leather products, custom furniture. - Jul 2013

Alpaca blankets, sweaters, coats, handicrafts, nice silver jewelry. - Jul 2013

Silver, hand-woven articles, tailor-made suits and shirts. - Jan 2012

Silver, local arts, hand made wooden items, pisco, travel. - Jan 2012

Alpaca, silver, furniture, art - Aug 2011

- Jul 2010

Lots of Alpaca stuff (sweaters, scarves, blankets). Local embroideries, local woodworking. - Jul 2010

Silver products, alpaca goods, artwork. - Jun 2010

Baby Alpaca- furniture is a mixed bag, although lots of very pretty and handsome pieces are made in Peru-- beware of what they say is antique. - Jul 2008

Pisco, chocolate, tejas, handicrafts, alpaca, pima. - Apr 2008

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