Olga Fisch Folklore, Quito

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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. Put Olga Fisch Folklore and other Quito attractions into our Quito road trip planning tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • My wife and I are happy to support the local markets and small business owners but always look for a quality item that represents the countries we visit. This was my second visit to Ecuador and was ve...  more »
  • We stopped by to look for high quality Ecuadorian crafts but found primarily modern crafts inspired by tradition. Bought one bowl. Too chi-chi for us. However, the museum upstairs is perfect...high qu...  more »
  • After checking the products at the marketplace, and seeing the mass produced touristy items we took a cab to this store, which my friend read about in a New York Times article. Best idea!!!! They have...  more »
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  • This is a great store with an amazing variety of art and handcrafts from all over Ecuador. The mini museum on the second floor is pretty cool. It features some ancient relics (stone chairs, pots, jewelry, mortars and pestles, etc.). My only issue with this place was how the staff follow you around everywhere. They have security cameras, so I'm not sure why this is necessary. It's just a bit unwelcoming and off putting to see someone peaking around the corner at you while you're browsing the art. The lady who greeted me was really nice though!
  • 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.
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  • A beautiful collection of traditional crafts and other works of art. On the second floor there is an amazing Museum of archaeology and traditional crafts of the Ecuador. At the store, the parts selection is varied and very well curated, with unique and beautiful works. The prices are adequate, taking into account that they are works produced by artisans from different parts of the country.
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