Our names are Bruce and Laura Limon Johanessen. In 2012, we decided to start an on-line business, In order to reflect our role in promoting the beauty and originality of Mexican Art. We call our store “POCHTECA Gallery”.

In pre-Hispanic Mexico, the Pochteca, (pronounced POH-SH-Tay-Ka), were professional, long distance Aztec merchants who provided the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan and the other major Aztec city states with exotic luxury items from faraway lands.  We feel this reflects our business by honoring the legacy of the “Pochtecas”. We follow the paths of the ancient Pochteca. We are the modern Pochteca!

Laura and I travel to purchase beautiful art directly from world renowned artisans and to discover new artists.

In order to connect with Mexican artists and artisans from many different regions of Mexico, we travel to meet them in their homes and workshops. We have visited the Yucatan, Oaxaca, the regions surrounding Mexico City, Zacatecas, Jalisco, Michoacan and Baja California.

We continue to search for award winning artisan and new artists. Laura and I bring the best of Mexico to you. Please visit us at Pochteca Gallery.