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Casa de las Artesanías del Estado de Michoacán

halls of carving, pottery and furniture

Casa de las Artesanías del Estado de Michoacán Review

In the 16th century, Vasco de Quiroga, the bishop of Michoacán, helped the Purépecha Indians develop artistic specialties so they could be self-supporting. At this two-story museum and store you can see the work that the Purépechas still produce: copper goods from Santa Clara del Cobre, lacquerware from Uruapan, straw items and pottery from Pátzcuaro, guitars from Paracho, fanciful ceramic devil figures from Ocumicho. Some of these items are showcased on the two main floors around the courtyard of the Museo Michoacana de las Artesanías, and artists demonstrate how they are made.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Fray Juan de San Miguel 129, Morelia, 58000 | Map It
  • Phone: 443/312–2486
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9–8, Sun. 9–3:30
  • Location: Morelia

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