Chile is the southernmost country in the world, occupying a long and narrow strip of land between the Andes mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. As with much of Latin America, the region that is now Chile was colonized by Spain, and the culture that evolved was largely Spanish. However, appreciation for the influence of indigenous culture has been growing. The people became largely mestizo, a blend of Spanish and Indian bloodlines. Today Chile is among the most economically and socially stable nations in South America, with an economy based primarily on agricultural production; copper, iron, and nitrate mining; and the exploitation of sea resources.
As you explore the store, look for musical instruments such as rainsticks, as well as jewelry made from semi-precious stones.