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Centro Artesanal Santa Lucia, Santiago

Centro Artesanal Santa Lucia, Santiago

What to buy here: Alpaca clothing | Copper crafts and jewelry | Crin figurines | Lapis lazuli jewelry | Mapuche musical instruments | Native traditional masks | Rapanui (Easter Island Moai statues).

-Crin figurines. Rari is a small town in southern Chile near Linares where the craft of making figures with woven horse hair originated, called crin. This novel form of art has been passed down from mother to daughter for about 300 years. You can find colorful flowers, birds, butterflies, animals, and human figures all made with woven horse hair. These hand made crafts are still made one at a time and there are few shops that keep a stock in Santiago. Of course if you visit Linares in Southern Chile, it is worth the 21 km trip to visit Rari. Expect to pay between $5 and 10 USD for the small to medium sized figures.

The one shop that always keeps a nice selection of crin is shop #54 at Centro Artesanal Santa Lucia. They have been selling crin for over 20 years. Shop #54 is hidden in the back of the market Centro Artesanal Santa Lucia, a compilation of crafts shops in the center of Santiago, at the foothills of Cerro Santa Lucia. Alameda #510. Phone 02-632-3668. Metro station: Santa Lucia.

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Sight Name: Centro Artesanal Santa Lucia
Sight Location: Santiago, Chile
Sight Type: Shopping
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