For over 12,000 years before the arrival of the Spanish in 1519, complex and artistic civilizations, culminating in the Aztec Empire, flourished in Mexico. With the arrival of the Spanish, a new culture was entered into this artistic mix. Today, in the NOVICA Mexican gifts collection, we see the results of this historic creative melding.
We see it in the brilliant Indian designs of Alberto Ruiz’ Zapotec wool rugs, we see the influence of imperial Spain in the hand-blown wine glasses of the Quirarte Family, and we see a more modern influence from the North in Armando Ramirez’s whimsical sculptures made from recycled auto parts. For truly unique gifts there is nothing like the cross-cultural combination of NOVICA’s Gifts from Mexico collection. We hope you enjoy these imaginative gift ideas!