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What to buy in Salta?

Crafts in silver, fabric and leather are the typical articles from northern Argentina. In Salta, you can get them in the very crowded fairs, like the one in Balcarce street, the old Railway Station or the Crafts Market. Also remarkable are those being offered inside the MAAM.

Ponchos are typical from Salta. The most exclusive and expensive ones are those made with wool of llama or vicuña, however there are also ponchos of sheep wool and in diverse combinations with synthetic materials. The traditional poncho of Salta combines red and black colors mainly, although a wide assortment of patterns is available. Ask because each one has its own meaning. Also typical are the caps with earmuffs bearing Inca style stripes.

Knitwear uses aguayo, a plant fiber used since the time of the natives, with which handbags,  table dressings, sandals, and various ornaments are made, often combined with alpaca silver, stones, seeds, leather and metals in general.
Of course also typical are the loom fabrics, made with sheep’s or llama’s  wool .

Metal crafts are sought after as well, mainly in silver and alpaca. The most usual objects are pillboxes, pendants, rings, card holders, key chains and a wide range of accesories.

And finally, edibles! Wines from the Calchaquí Valleys and northern candies: candied walnuts, fresh chayote, molasses …Ideal for the sweet tooth!


4 Responses to What to buy in Salta?

  1. Monica Sacchi says:

    I would recommend a small handicrafts shop in Salta, they only sell crafts from indigenous and peasant communities, they have wonderful things. Its in caseros Street 276, near San Francisco Church, the shop is VinculARTE – Artesanias de Comunidades

  2. TERE says:

    hola deseo saber donde comprar barato? voy a ir de vacaciones y deseo aprovechar.

  3. laura says:

    necesito conectarme con artesanos de artesanias en plata ,alpaca y tambien muebles tipicos artesanales.gracias.nquiero venderlos necesito buenos precios.

  4. Gloria says:

    Hola estoy intersada me indiquen donde comprar directamente del artesano,piezas en plata y alpaca en Salta,necesito adquirir buenos precios para revender en mi comercio. Gracias.

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