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We are a Mexican Folk Art Gallery devoted to bring you the best of Mexican Folk Art Since 1950. Our passion is to find and safely deliver to you the most exquisite, fine and exclusive pieces of Mexican folk art. 


Virtual visit to our Mexican Folk Art store in Monterrey, Mexico. 

 Our history dates back to 1950 when Humberto Arellano, nephew of the former Education Minister Moises Saenz founded Carapan, a Mexican folk art gallery located in a colonial house at the core of downtown Monterrey, Mexico.    


 Carapan Gallery Garden.

 Since then, we have had the opportunity to serve and to share a part of Mexico with our visitors. We have had the honor to receive chiefs of state, painters, scientists, poets, intellectuals, diplomats, business people, musicians, among others. 

Joan Crawford with Humberto Arellano, founder of Carapan at his house in Monterrey .




 President Clinton during one of his visits to our gallery. 

 It has been our philosophy to transmit the love for Mexico, it's culture and traditions trough the objects created by the most talented artists of our country.We want to be closer to those who share the love and passion for Mexican folk art by using the best tools that technology can provide.

Guadalupe Hernández, Huichol Craftsman.


With your shopping you help to keep alive our traditions and support the work of talented craftsmen´s families, with whom we work directly on a fair trade basiis.
As the third generation of this business, our goal is to keep the good job our predecessors have done by selecting our pieces with care and love, seeking for originality, technique, tradition, fine materials, design and aesthetics.


 It is our goal is to provide you a great shopping experience by offering you great quality products and an outstanding service. Please contact us if you have any comment, question or special request.