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Olga Fisch Folklore, Quito
(4.5/5 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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  • We found a street sign for this place while looking for somewhere else and were delighted. The crafts were of excellent quality and seemed reasonably priced, and the museum upstairs was a delight. Eve...  more »
  • This is a delightful store with a huge array of beautiful handmade things - I circled around wide eyed at least three times to see everything! I ended up purchasing a bracelet and necklace made of bri...  more »
  • I first came here in 1989 and was stunned by the quality and beauty of the goods. So in 2016 I was delighted to find that it was still terrific. The staff welcoming and friendly in what otherwise coul...  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.
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