Foreign Objects

An unexpected motherlode of South American silver

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n unlikely portal from stuffy, monochromatic Harvard Square to colorful South America, TistiK sells handcrafted jewelry and other objects, including a broad and selection of silver from the silver workshops of the owner’s hometown of Taxco in Mexico. Information about the artists appears alongside. But you won’t have to spend all your silver to afford a special gift here. The unique items are surprisingly reasonably priced, the service warm and helpful, and the picture frames and fabrics bold and cheerful.

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Fifty-six percent of the American supply of silver comes from Mexico.

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