It all started when...
Peter and Carmen met in the 80s, she was working at an antique gallery in Quito, Ecuador and he was backpacking his way through South America. They were an odd pairing; a classic Ecuadorian beauty and a European hippy. It was ultimately their mutual love for Latin American art that drew them to each other. In 1986 they decided to join forces and open Quito’s first high-end handicraft and folk art store. Over the years they travelled Latin America together, curating the best and rarest of artifacts. Along the way they cultivated and strengthened their relationships with the artisans.
Galeria Latina was established with the aim to conserve the richness of Andean folk art and share it with others. We invite you to experience the beauty and historical importance of Andean folk art.
Galeria Latina has been promoting tribal and Latin American art for over 30 years. Not only have we been able to gain a reputation as renowned folk art gallery, but we have also succeeded in improving the socioeconomic status of the artisans who have closely worked with us over the years.
The cultural richness of the Andean people lives in the work being produced today.