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Ceramica Negra - Shopping Matagalpa - Nicaragua

While the exterior of this tiny shop is easy to miss, Dona Ernestina’s pottery, ranging from tiny teapots to foot-tall Virgin Mary figures, is definitely worth examining. Using a technique developed by indigenous peoples of the region, Ernestina continues a century and a half-old family tradition. If you’re lucky, and ask nicely, the artisan might let you take a peek out back, where she sculpts and fires her work over an open flame to give it its characteristic black hue. Small trinkets cost about 2 USD, while larger pieces can cost 10 USD. Pieces here are half the price of similar ones at the shop in Parque Ruben Dario.

Located one and a half blocks east ofParque Morazan.
Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Shopping Types:
Artesan workshop

Currencies accepted
Nicaraguan córdoba

Open Hours from:9:00 a.m.

Open Hours to:5:30 p.m.

Days Closed:Saturday, Sunday

Contact Information:
Phone: (505) 772-2464

Groceries, Talabarteria Santana Los Chavarria and Artesanias Cardoza.

14 Apr 2009

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