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La Sirena Mexican Folk Art

27 E. 3rd St. New York, NY 10003 | East Village | 212-780-9113

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Along with hundreds of traditional Mexican artifacts like painted clay dolls, decorated mirrors, and carved wildlife figures, the most stylish and practical bags in this city hang at La Sirena and sell for between $10 and $70. Owner Dina Leor Isaacson travels to Mexico twice a year to buy the handmade bags, some of hard plastic, others a cross of materials called palma plastica (plastic palm), and all in bright colors. There are baskets and handbags in several sizes and stylesathe best of which are the traditional market bags used throughout Mexico.


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