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About Us

Testimonials by authorities in the field about Carapan

Octavio Murillo. Author, Curator & Folk Art Specialist, expert in Mexican Textiles.

"Carapan is a place in Monterrey where you can find real Mexican Art...It's wonderful that Carapan exists in Monterrey. We must come, shop and support Mexican Art. It is a pleasure for me to come and visit Carapan."

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Marta Turok, Author & Antrhopologist

"My heart fills with joy to see traditional Mexican Folk Art, rescued techniques, urban art ... We must support stores and family businesses like Carapan, How can we support? By shopping! "

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Rodrigo Rivero Lake, Collector & Art Dealer

"As a store with more than 70 years, Carapan is an important folk art center, a tradition center... I visit Carapan every time I come to Monterrey... Here yow will find Mexican folk art in a refined way. I invite you all to come and visit."

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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. 

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

  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. 

Our philosophy is to transmit the love for Mexico, it's culture and traditions by curating the most exquisite and unique pieces 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. 

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