Near the north end of Banderas Bay, Hikuri is run by a British couple who pay asking prices to their Huichol suppliers and employ indigenous workers in the adjoining carpentry and screen-printing shops. The workers initially have little or no experience, and the training and jobs here give them a leg up to move on to more profitable work. The excellent inventory includes large and small fine yarn paintings, beaded bowls and jewelry, and feathered prayer wands. An on-site patio restaurant called Abalón (closed Wednesday and 2–6 pm) is another good reason to visit, for its international dishes and sometimes live music.
Dec 24, 2009
Here long before La Cruz became popular, Hikuri sold and continues to sell wonderful Huichol yarns paintings of all sizes, and excellent bead work as well. They also have nice T-shirts with Huichol designs. There's always something new afoot; last time I was there, they had opened a seafood restaurant on the outdoor patio, with live music in the evenings.