In Chile’s Patagonia, I came across a small shop that wasn’t quite open for the season yet called Antigua Gallery. It was after hours also however Felipe Bahamondez was in his shop organizing art, jewelry and pots he was preparing to show for the season. They also have some clothing as well which come from various parts of Chile and other parts of South America.
I was there in early September (end of winter) so starting this fall, the shop and the town of Puerto Natales on the coast, will be open for business and welcoming tourists interested in cultural attire from the region as well as other items. They have a unique exposition and sale of primitive and etnographic Chilean and Latin American art. Antiques, Minerals, jewelry and a selection of crafts that blend the old and the modern.
They will be adding a coffee shop for its customers, which Felipe refers to as “a place of meeting a new concept.”