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.
One thousand seven hundred years ago, on a small island near the coast of the current Mexican state of Campeche; the Maya built a
ceremonial center called Hanal (house of water). The land was barren, so the Maya transported material from the mainland to
construct buildings and temples. Centuries later, after the arrival of the Spanish conquerors in 1519, the name of the area was
changed to Jaina, by which it is still known today.
Numerous pre-Hispanic tombs have been discovered in Jaina. In keeping with Maya tradition, they were filled with various utensils and ceremonial objects like bone picks, vases, stone tools and, above all, small clay statuettes. The latter are the objects that have given Jaina its fame, for they depict the people of the island with such fidelity, it seems as if they have returned from the dead.
Below are 8 pieces recently completed for a famous mexican restaurant in San Francisco. They were completely hand made by Kuka, of the famous Ibarra Famly in Jalisco, México.
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Compare these amazing replicas from the Ibarra family to the originals.
Prices depend on size and complexity of design.
Since all pieces are hand made we can create any figure to your desired size.
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