Discover a tasteful collection of international and local treasures that blend modern concepts with antique tradition. Our diverse offerings include a wide array of furniture, home accessories, textiles, jewelry, and beads. The more you explore, the more you will discover!
Picaya is named after Pacaya volcano near Guatemala City. It is one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes, and its frequent eruptions are often visible from Guatemala City. Typical activity in recent years includes strombolian activity, lava flow emission and intermittent violent phases of lava fountaining.
Having started her business in 1994, Picaya owner/founder Lisa Horlick makes it one of her prime life’s purposes to visit far-flung reaches of the globe in pursuit of unique and exquisite crafts. Her intrigue and passion for distant cultures always existed, but it grew significantly stronger on account of resort town off-seasons and the inimitable “cabin fever” associated with living in a 2,000-person community (1,000 back then). Lisa craves travel and finds great pleasure in immersing herself in the people and environments she encounters. Even before opening her shop, exploring native marketplaces and collecting souvenirs to bring home and share with others was a sure sign of a successful journey. Now, by importing such items, Lisa aims to provide revenue to many of the third-world communities she visits and give such artists the recognition that their rich talents deserve. Her international repertoire and superb taste is infused with a tribute to classic styles as well as a flair for the contemporary.