Cozumel Mexico Vacation Guide
  • Mayaluum Handcrafted Art
  • Mayaluum Handcrafted Art
  • Mayaluum Handcrafted Art
  • Mayaluum Handcrafted Art
  • Mayaluum Handcrafted Art
Mayaluum Handcrafted Art Mayaluum Handcrafted Art Mayaluum Handcrafted Art Mayaluum Handcrafted Art Mayaluum Handcrafted Art

Cozumel shopping - Mayaluum

Cozumel Shopping - Mayaluum

No visit to Cozumel is complete without a visit to "Mayaluum," or "Land of the Mayas." Felipe Solis Herrera, owner and concrete sculptor, is always available to greet and welcome you personally. He exudes the epitome of Mayan warmth and is eager to show guests his masterpieces. Whether hand- carved masks, ceramics, Mayan calendars, Mayan statue replicas or cement Mayan reliefs, each piece is of fine quality at a fraction of the price of what is normally mass-produced and pricey at the in-town shops. Buy direct from the artist!

All of Felipe's art is skillfully hand made by artisans in his own family that reside in the Yucatan, where he was born. The wooden masks are specifically made from Chaca wood, trees that are indigenous to the sub-tropical jungle of the Yucatan Peninsula. "Chaca' is symbolic of Mayan religion and war. All cement sculptures and reliefs are not painted with a traditional paint, but rather with a particular soil, called "Kan Cab" that comes only from a particular region within the Yucatan. It is mixed with water and produces a soft peach color; the ancient Mayas used this soil paint on their homes and to decorate art. His reliefs come in all sizes, and many adorn our personal home and Cozumel inn.

Upon entering his outdoor shop, at first glance, it appears all of his art is right there, but be sure to meander toward the back of his property and see the MANY sculptures that are at every corner, behind trees and large rocks. This is a great place to do some picture taking and learn about Mayan history.

Mayaluum is located on the transversal road, KM 11, which runs east to west on the island and approximately 1/2 mile from the San Gervasio ruins. If leaving town and heading east toward Mezcalito's, it will be on your right side. He's open 7 days per week.

Here is a sample of Mayaluum's work. We highly recommend that you check him out for unique gift ideas while you are on vacation! https://www.facebook.com/felipenerymayaluum?fref=ts

Posted by Cozumel Concierge - The Original on Monday, June 29, 2015