Feliz Navidad from El Interior!
El Interior has a wide selection of unique gift items for the holidays, including lustrous Michoacán and Black pottery, whimsical wooden and clay figures, brightly colored tin ornaments, adorable children's clothing, and much more! Browse through our Holiday Gift Guide for one-of-a-kind gifts!
El Interior in Austin
We offer the highest quality of Mexican imports, clothing, and folk art in our convenient West Austin location at 1009 West Lynn (between west Sixth and Enfield). Locally-owned and operated, we've been here since 1979, doing our part to help Keep Austin Weird!
Women’s fashions are the pride of El Interior. Our own label--La Sirena--incorporates indigenous designs and materials, and is hand-sewn to provide chic, year-round comfort in the heat of the southwest. We carry a range of gorgeously hand-embroidered blouses, dresses, skirts, huipiles, pants, jackets, and more!
Shoes from San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel "Combat & Cocktail" sandals provide the comfort, durability, and smartness demanded for walking the cobblestone streets of San Miguel de Allende. El Interior offers a selection in women’s sizes 5 through 11 in various styles and colors.
Many of the artists represented at El Interior are international award winners, such as the Aguilar sisters; Dolores Porras; Gorky Gonzalez; Enedina Vasquez; Adelina Pedro and family; Epifanio Fuentes; Gabino Reyes; and Isidoro Cruz; and Los Castillos and other grand master jewelers of Taxco.
We carry Mexican embroidered Guayabera shirts in linen and cotton; worn either casually or formally, they're perfect for every occasion. We also offer selections of men's shirts made from comfortable Guatemalan fabric, as well as men's Mexican wedding shirts.
Beautiful and timeless, with an incredible sheen and luster, our Black Pottery draws a following among collectors. We carry pieces by the famous Pedro family, and the process used in creating such works of art is truly fascinating.
Most of our clothing is handmade or hand-embroidered by independent artisans throughout Mexico and Guatemala. Often, these clothes are created using methods that are hundreds of years old, and the results are true works of art. Add some unique, exotic flair to your wardrobe at El Interior!
Textiles and Fabrics
El Interior's outstanding collection of colorful, hand-woven, and embroidered textiles includes work from all regions of Mexico and Guatemala: pillow covers, wall hangings, sarapes, Zapotec rugs, and rebozos. El Interior carries a wide selection of Guatemalan tablecloths, napkins, table runners and bed linens from Zacualpa and Chichicastenango.
Turquoise and Silver Jewelry
We carry necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings, and other jewelry from the masters of Taxco; turquoise jewelry from Navajo and Pueblo Indians of the Southwest; and colonial style sterling silver earrings and necklaces from Oaxaca.
We have a variety of fun, colorful, and absolutely adorable blouses, dresses, and skirts from Mexico, Guatemala, and Ecuador for little girls, as well as boys' cotton Guayabera shirts.
El Interior has the largest selection of oilcloth in the Southwest: reds, oranges, blues, yellows & greens — a standing inventory of more than 200 rolls in different designs and colors, ready to cut to your specifications. We also carry oilcloth tote bags and cute little pouches -- just about anything you need!
El Interior carries a range of religious art and iconography, including Santos, Retablos, Nichos & Bultos. Santos and Bultos include statues and carvings of saints and other religious figures; retablos refer to paintings on tin or pine with a religious theme, and nichos are small, decorative shadow boxes for home altars.
These absolutely stunning yarn paintings and beaded art bowls were made by hand by the Huichol people indigenous to the mountainous areas of northern Jalisco and parts of Nayarit, in west central Mexico. The Huicholes revere the deer, the sun, fire, and peyote as a sacred trinity and use religious and culturally significant imagery in all of their art.
Día de los Muertos
The very unique Mexican "Day of the Dead" celebration on November 1st and 2nd began as an Aztec ritual. Skeletons, skulls, and devils stood as symbols of death, rebirth, and the changing fortunes of humankind. While they remind us of the impermanence of life, they also remind us to laugh off some of the cruelest moments life can deliver!