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Souvenirs from Mexico
Souvenirs from Mexico possess a sense of fun and relaxed charm that is endemic to the country. You can purchase many items decorated with donkeys wearing sombreros, such as key chains, shot glasses, postcards, and visors, or you can branch out into the many handicrafts that the populace of the United Mexican States have been producing for centuries. Talavera tiles, painted in shades of blue and white, are traditional decorative elements in homes, and can be used as drink coasters, or inlaid into wooden trays. Pottery, made from red clay, is shaped into a variety of practical items, like jugs, bowls and vases. There are some regional variations in clay colors, such as the black clay found in Oaxaca. If you are visiting Oaxaca, also pick up some of the imaginatively painted animal carvings, ideal for a child’s room. Children of all ages will also be delighted with maracas and tambourines as Mexican souvenirs.
Mexican Clothing Souvenirs
Clothing and jewelry are incredibly useful pieces of memorabilia, especially if they are items you can fit into your everyday living. Women will enjoy shopping for embroidered peasant dresses to enjoy on casual occasisions, or shawls to wear with work outfits. Men may be interested in picking up tonally embroidered shirts for themselves, or a luche libre wrestling mask. If you are in the market for a hat, you can also purchase an oversized, floppy sombrero, or you may want to consider a jaunty panama hat. Mexico has a great many breeds of cattle, and a corresponding trade in leather goods, such as belts, jackets, vests, purses and wallets. Silver and coral jewelry can be had for excellent prices, especially if you are willing to do a bit of haggling at the local marketplaces. For a special souvenir, purchase blocks of Mexican drinking chocolate, to enjoy on lazy mornings, clad in your comfortable souvenir clothing purchases.