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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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  • 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 »
  • It describes the Ecuador in all its glory. In the universal of the typical magic and culture. Without doubt a place of compulsory visit in the Ecuador. A formidable attention, traditional quality elevada(algunas con un toque de modernidad espectacular) parts that make us look to the past with eyes of the future. A bit of wonder, unique in the world!
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  • It is Ecuadorian high quality craftsmanship. All made by hand with a detail and incredible taste. Tissues, things for each, jewelry. An excellent selection. That itself quite expensive.
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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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  • Excellent
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