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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  • We love beautiful handicrafts which reflect the countries that we have visited. This is one of the best that we’ve found. The staff is charming and well-versed in their knowledge of the locale and.....  more »
  • This is truly the loveliest shop I’ve ever been in. The quality is just so high, the prices so reasonable, and the welcome so warm. Karen explained everything so beautifully and kindly showed us...  more »
  • Olga Fisch was a talented artist and a marvelous human being. Very interesting stop and wonderful place to do some shopping. Highly recommend.  more »
  • Cool place, pretty handmade crafts but way overpriced. I’d rather buy everything at local markets making sure money goes directly to the artisans.
  • This is not your tourist handicrafts store. This place takes great pride in presenting truly popular arts crafts. This is a place where you'll find pieces that ypu would proudly display at home while telling ypur friends about ypur travel to Ecuador. A must if you are a serious traveller.
  • Nice handcrafts a bit expensive, but it is whort to visit them.
  • 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!
  • 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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