The word TistiK means “A Warm welcome to you!” in the Mayan language. TistiK showcases the artisanal work of up and coming Latin American designers.
Owner Perla Brito Cuevas is from Taxco, a beautiful small town in the southern part of Mexico known for its talented silversmiths and Skilled Artisans. She grew up surrounded by beautiful Jewelry and Handcrafts, and got to know many of the Artists making them.
Having traveled extensively in Mexico and around the world, she realized that there was too many beautiful things made by talented artisans but, sometimes they didn’t have the audience that would appreciate their products. So, after graduating from Babson College with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Marketing, Perla decided to bring the products she found so fascinating from her home country to Boston.
Perla opened TistiK in Harvard Square in June of 2008 offering products from Mexican Artists, but since then, she has added more Artisans from other countries in Latin America.
In 2010, the Taxco location was opened, offering mostly home décor products from Mexican designers.
At this Online Store you will find the Selection that we have at both of our stores with the same great customer service we offer.
Our Jewelry is made out of the most varied materials such as seeds and woven palm leaves to the finest Sterling Silver, 24K Gold Fill or Bronze combined with Genuine Gemstones, Crystals or Glass.
Our Accessories and Home Décor products are made with a diverse range of materials like clay, black pottery, Glass, Wood, Ceramic, Metals, Plastic, Fabric, etc.
Our selection is ever changing and we feature many one-of-a-kind items. No matter your style or budget you are sure to find that piece you can't live without or a perfect gift for a Special Someone!
We also feature the philanthropic work of social programs such as Vidri-Arte, a stained glass company helping individuals with disabilities to become self-sufficient by teaching them how to skillfully turn glass fragments into beautiful mirrors, picture frames and other home accessories. Our popular recycled candy wrapper bags are another example; each handbag is crafted as part of a rehabilitation program for convicts who use the money they earn to support their families while they are in prison.
At TistiK, each of our artisans has a story to tell, and we would love to share that story with you!