Echo – NYC store with La Chamba Blackware Pottery

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La Chamba tablesetting

Update… unfortunately this store is now closed

If you are in NYC and looking for La Chamba Cookware, I recommend a stop into echo by Artesanias de Columbian in the Soho NYC, NY. They are located at 355 West Broadway between Broome and Greene. http://www.colombianstoreny.com/

The store is well displayed full of quality crafts form Columbia, including many lovely baskets, Columbian Molas (vs Panamanian), jewely, apparel, home decor and a large collection of La Chamba cookware at fair prices.

A full table display featuring full tablesettings and serving pieces were a beautiful focal point in the store. Special pieces were some very large black serving platters $40 to $60… too large for my little NYC stove and oven but very impressive for large party serving. Another favorite were coconut rings with handles soup bowl pedestals, a perfect fit for the round bottom blackware bowls. Bright straw basket liners made to fit the La Chamba pieces also add a festive touch and table protection for tablesettings.

La Chamba Cookware at the echo store NYC

In the back of the store were shelves of the blackware dishware so you can instantly collect a whole tables worth of plates, bowls, big bean pots… One stop La Chamba shopping.

The staff… maybe the owner was very friendly and extremely helpful, even opened the store early for me on a Sunday morning as I was peering excitedly in the window.

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