Ecuador is a real shopping paradise for the majority. It offers a wide range of handicraft especially in textiles and leather ware. Arts and crafts of Ecuador are promoted by the Government. Popular souvenirs are carpets or other textiles, blankets, hand-knitted clothes, ceramics, panama hats and jewellery. In Otavalo, located in the north of Quito, you should visit the famous Indigenous Market. It is popular for its local handicraft, jewellery, Alpaca etc. Furthermore you find not far away from Otavalo another small village called Cotacachi with many high qualitative and reasonable-priced leather wares. In addition, handmade carpets, panama hats, wood carved products, ceramic, gold, silver, and baskets are popular products made in Ecuador.