About Us

A break from the world of mass production

The Desert Gypsy is a welcome break from the world of mass production!  Generations of Mexican artists continue to perfect the skills of their ancestors by creating truly breathtaking pieces of "artesania" or folkart. With roots in Mexico, The Desert Gypsy travels the country seeking out the very best of these artists and their work to share with our customers. We strive to buy all of our pieces directly from the artisan families whom we often find in rural homes with wood-fired kilns and few modern conveniences. The Desert Gypsy takes pride in selling these exquisite handcrafted goods, including textiles, clothing, ceramics, wood, ironwork, furniture, and accessories, all created by some of the most talented and respected artisans in Mexico. Whether you shop our online store or our brick and mortar location in El Paso, Texas, you will enjoy discovering the beauty of fine Mexican "artesania". 
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What people are saying about us


"Wonderful collection of Mexican folk art, the pieces come alive!"

Indigo L.

"Beautiful art, decor, furniture and clothing. My favorite shop in El Paso! The women who run the store are amazing!"

Rachelle K.

"Apoyen a nuestros artesanos indigenas! Esta tienda llega hasta las manos que hacen estas piezas maravillosas y el trato es directo con el artista! Gracias por apoyar a nuestra gente!"

Cristina R.

"The Desert Gypsy has a great selection of Mexican folk art. The staff is really helpful and informative. A real gem."

Alfred R.

MEET THE OWNER

Success to me is finding a way to combine my interests and passions with my business. The Desert Gypsy allows me to use my talents while incorporating all the things that I love.

As a child, I was lucky to spend summers exploring colonial villages and camping on pristine beaches of Mexico. I fell in love with the people, the richness of the culture, the music, and the architecture. As I got older and continued my travels, I developed a special fondness for the handcrafted art of Mexico and the artisans who created it.I began to collect pieces and bring them home to El Paso with me. Visitors would often comment on my decor and want to know where such unique pieces came from. That is when the idea of The Desert Gypsy was born. I am able to travel and buy from my beloved artists while filling a niche by opening a retail store.

From my home near Guadalajara, I am able to travel to adjoining states and seek out the artists and their crafts. Each piece truly is hand-selected. I try to always buy directly from the artisan ensuring that a fair price is paid. Having previously been an educator I love being able to tell our customers where the pieces are from, how they are made and a little about the families who make them.

Our mission at The Desert Gypsy is to support the deep culture and knowledge of Mexican artisans by bringing these fine handcrafted items to you.

MEET THE OWNER

Success to me is finding a way to combine my interests and passions with my business. The Desert Gypsy allows me to use my talents while incorporating all the things that I love.

As a child, I was lucky to spend summers exploring colonial villages and camping on pristine beaches of Mexico. I fell in love with the people, the richness of the culture, the music, and the architecture. As I got older and continued my travels, I developed a special fondness for the handcrafted art of Mexico and the artisans who created it.I began to collect pieces and bring them home to El Paso with me. Visitors would often comment on my decor and want to know where such unique pieces came from. That is when the idea of The Desert Gypsy was born. I am able to travel and buy from my beloved artists while filling a niche by opening a retail store.

From my home near Guadalajara, I am able to travel to adjoining states and seek out the artists and their crafts. Each piece truly is hand-selected. I try to always buy directly from the artisan ensuring that a fair price is paid. Having previously been an educator I love being able to tell our customers where the pieces are from, how they are made and a little about the families who make them.

Our mission at The Desert Gypsy is to support the deep culture and knowledge of Mexican artisans by bringing these fine handcrafted items to you.

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