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Olga Fisch Folklore, Quito

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Gift & Specialty Shop
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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  • 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.
  • The place is beautiful, but fired the guard going to annoying girls in the afternoon and evening from your House instead of doing their work
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  • Excellent merchandise. Cute store
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