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OUR HISTORY
El Viejo Almacén is a family business, where we have been making copper handicrafts for more than 30 years. Our main objective is to promote the handicrafts of Santa Clara del Cobre through our designs, quality and variety of shapes. to work copper.

Originally Santa Clara del Cobre was inhabited by the Purépecha people, who discovered the copper of the region and developed techniques to work it, both in this town and in its surroundings, the ancient indigenous people of the region hammered copper to create utilitarian articles, ornaments such as zoomorphic bells, labia, earrings and other instruments such as axes and knives. With the arrival of the Spaniards and to their amazement at the nobility of this metal, they collaborated together with the Indians to improve working techniques and helped expand its uses , especially in the military field The arrival of Bishop Vasco de Quiroga marked a very important change in the organization and progress of artisan activities and trades.

Vasco de Quiroga taught to perfect the artisan techniques of the natives, at the same time that he introduced new forms of elaboration from Spain, among them, the casting technique, which persist to this day. At El Viejo Almacén we develop our own designs and we also serve designers or architects who come to us to work with their ideas, achieving together the quality and finishes that their pieces require. Committed to our clients, we always seek to satisfy their needs from delivery time, as well as respect for their work, keeping their works as exclusive pieces for them, one of our main values is responsibility.

OUR PRODUCTS

We have different line products for decoration and utilities, from lamps to jewelry, all of pure copper created 100% by the experienced hands of our artisans, handmade.

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VISIT OUR WORKSHOP

In a corner of Michoacán is the Magic Town of Santa Clara del Cobre.
You can see how hammered copper is worked and enjoy our tradition.