What $100 Buys in Cartagena

  1. $8 Hot chocolate set A staple in every Colombian kitchen, the chocolatera (this one's aluminum) is placed on the stove, and the cocoa is frothed with the molinillo. Vivero, Av. Venezuela 9-41, 011-57/5660-0060. (Photo: Michael Kraus)
  2. $26 Hammock Cartagenians hang them on their terraces--or between palm trees, when camping--to catch the Caribbean breezes. Atresanias Obed Diaz, Calle Santos de Piedra 34-43, 011-57/5664-8305. (Photo: Michael Kraus)
  3. $12 Paperweight Colombian artist Fernando Botero created the eight-foot bronze Bird for the cities of Florence, Singapore, and Medellin (his hometown). A miniature resin replica cheers up any room. San Jacinto, Calle Santo Domingo, 3-47, 011-57/5664-1815. (Photo: Michael Kraus)
  4. $9 Swizzle sticks Seeds have long been gathered for medicinal purposes, but as decorations on cocktail stirrers, there's no guarantee they'll ward off hangovers. La Tienda del Museo, Plaza San Pedro Claver, 011-57/5664-9113. (Photo: Michael Kraus)
  5. $19 Earrings These gold-plated earrings were inspired by the coffee bean, the country's third largest export after oil and coal. Galeria del Artesano, Calle Santo Domingo 3-41, 011-57/5660-1392. (Photo: Michael Kraus)
  6. $12 Vase Weavers from the Valle del Cauca province in southern Colombia interlace pieces of naturally dyed palm fronds to create decorative household objects. Zarthas, Calle San Juan de Dios 3-69, 011-57/300-223-2585. (Photo: Michael Kraus)
  7. $9 Oven mitt Mola is a reverse applique technique developed by the Kuna, the indigenous people of Colombia and Panama. It originally decorated blouses, but now it also shows up on handbags, pillows, and more. Galeria San Pedro, Calle del Landrinal 32-20, 011-57/5664-9885. (Photo: Michael Kraus)

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