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Olga Fisch Folklore, Quito

(4.6/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web)
Olga Fisch Folklore specializes in Ecuadorian folk art and craft, ranging from expertly weaved Andean shigras to hand-carved pre-Columbian inspired wooden tiles. This local gem is committed to helping artisans sell their work at a fair price so as to sustain Quito's thriving folk art culture. The staff can give you the history of the items on sale, be it the artist who made them or the process used. Don't miss the museum upstairs, where an impressive collection of pre-Columbian and postcolonial art is lovingly maintained and on display for free. Using our online itinerary creator, Quito attractions like Olga Fisch Folklore can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If purchasing local, authentic pieces made by traditional artisans is important to you, Olga Fisch Folklore is a must see. I had been eyeing this shop online for months prior to our trip to Quito and ...  more »
  • This is a wonderful shop with a neat history, particularly of its eponymous owner. Don't miss the museum of her collections upstairs which are, in addition to being gorgeous, are also a fantastic way ...  more »
  • I was told by a local friend that if we want to buy authentic, sustainable and best quality of local handicraft, paintings, etc then this is the place to go. We weren't disappointed. It's a huge store...  more »
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  • I love the variety of products. They curate their offer really well.
  • This is a must see in Quito. Olga Fisch may have departed her earthly residence, but her legend lives on. See Ecuador's handicrafts turned into art. Her efforts working with artisans over the decades have created works that go beyond the level of mass produced handicrafts. While handicrafts absolutely claim a necessary place in the heart of Ecuador, those that have taken it to a different level are the difference of "painting by the numbers" to art by Guayasamin. Just one persons view, not necessarily shared by all.
  • They have beautiful things for sale!
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