Named after a type of Mexican wool picture, this shop sells a host of unusual art, objects and jewellery from around the world.
With its showy frontage, colourful logo and the sweet smell of incense wafting from inside, this little boutique is full of charm. ‘Nierika’, the owners will happily explain, is the name given to the brightly coloured Mexican wool pictures you can see hanging in the windows. These psychedelic works have been stitched together by local shamans high on peyote, a hallucinogenic plant, supposedly sweeping the makers on some sort of transcendental journey. Such objects are predictably pricey, and for good reason (the handmade pieces stem from a rich shamanic tradition in Mexico), with the smaller pictures costing around €130 and the largest €850.
Fortunately, the rest of the boutique offers an exceptionally varied selection of items at much more affordable prices. These include bracelets (€20), earrings (€5-€28), little canvas bags, tambourines and even a Tibetan ‘singing bowl’. Opened in August 2015, this shop on Rue Daguerre also holds regular German tea-tasting sessions.
47 rue Daguerre
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 10.30am-8pm, Sun 10.30am-1.30pm|
|Transport:||Metro: Denfert-Rochereau or Gaité|