El Dorado Imports has for 20+ years created a very successful wholesale business now headquartered in Jalisco, Mexico. We work mostly with families and indigenous groups throughout the country who have been creating these traditional products for generations. We have visited their Talleres and established our relationships based on honesty, good working conditions, quality product control and their ability to fulfill orders in a timely manner.
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It all started during his first trip to Mexico City over 30 years ago. Dennis visited the National Museum
of Anthropology in Chapultepec Park which proved to be a revelation of a whole new world to him.
The pre-Columbian artwork, Aztec, Maya, Olmec style and culture caught his imagination. He soon began
reading and intensely studying the history and art of Pre- Columbian México and the Spanish Conquest.
He also began visiting many of the Mesoamerican archaeological sites including the magnificent Teotihuacan
(the mysterious city of the pyramids), Cholula, Malinalco, the Maya sites and many more. Having the idea of
obtaining replicas of the art he saw at the museums, Dennis began enquiring in the small villages around these
sites and after a few days and many dead ends, he came upon Humberto, an artist of the highest quality. Buying
a few pieces from him, Dennis began an important relationship that exists to this day as he began representing
him as well as many other artists to present these amazing replicas to aficionados around the world. Dennis,
with his business and marketing background also soon expanded his new venture to other types of traditional
Mexican arts and crafts and products. Travelling far and wide in México he discovered other top quality artists,
families and indigenous groups in Chiapas, Oaxaca, Mexico City, Taxco, Guanajuato, Tonala, Tlaquepaque and
many other towns and villages. In 1998, at the dawn of the internet, Dennis started his website
www.mexarte.com. Shortly after that Dennis
opened El Dorado Imports, a retail store/wholesale warehouse in Southern California Importing 53’
truck container loads of pottery, home décor and traditional Mexican arts and crafts. After many
successful years he sold this operation and moved to México in 2008 to concentrate on the wholesale
business at the source. Now El Dorado Imports has an office and warehouse in San Antonio Tlayacapan,
a small pueblo in the state of Jalisco near Guadalajara where nearby towns are known for generations
of families creating wonderful traditional Mexican art, pottery, ceramics, paintings, clothing, bags,
metal art, pre- Columbian replicas and much more. Shortly after moving to México Dennis met a young Maya
man and his wife at a tianguis (street fair) who heads a Co-Op of families in his indigenous village in
Chiapas producing the highest quality Maya embroidered blouses, dresses, bags, table runners and other
traditional fabric products from that region. Likewise Dennis has many longstanding relationships with
other families from all over the country creating various traditional arts and crafts such as Repujado
metal wall art, Talavera ceramic art, Barro Negro (black pottery), Ceramic Lupita Dolls, Chimeneas, Indoor
and Outdoor pottery, traditional Mexican oil paintings and much more. El Dorado Imports is a California, US
registered company and has grown exponentially since the move of Headquarters to México. With the expansion
of the business, El Dorado Imports has developed the very best shipping options for their customers, now
offering the lowest discounted prices for UPS Worldwide Package and pallet shipments, partial truck loads,
53’ truck containers and 20’ and 40’ sea containers worldwide working with the leading ocean container
shipping company, Hapag-Lloyd. El Dorado Imports customers only pay the actual negotiated shipping rate
or they can use their own shippers.
CLICK HERE to read more about our shipping capabilities. You can check out over 60 categories of Mexican products here: www.mexarte.com. Call toll free (from U.S. and Canada) 888-442-4095. You can also call the Mexican office phone from anywhere +52 376-766-5322. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. GRACIAS.
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