In the Mexican state of Guerrero, coconut shells are used to make these whimsical masks. Though the shell dries hard, it is soft enough to carve and use in craft work. In the early 1950’s, tourists flowed to Acapulco and the locals found an outlet and income source for their traditional crafts. The profession flourished and today it is still in the state of Guerrero but has migrated from Acapulco to the mountain town of Taxco. Nadine, owner of Topanien Global Gifts, finds these hand-crafted, unique coconut masks and mermaid bowls and ships them back to share this Mexican Folk Art tradition with us.
This time they seem brighter and bolder than ever and we even have angels!
Topanien Global Gifts
is located in Multnomah Village in SW Portland, 7832 SW Capitol Hwy.
Mon – Sat 10:00 – 6:00
Sun 11:00 – 5:00
contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org