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Formerly a Portland shop, Zumbido, buzzing with personality, opened in Old Town Eureka in 2021. Window shopping will simply not suffice (though the hand painted ceramics on display will certainly keep you occupied on the sidewalk for a few minutes). Step through the threshold and find yourself among an assortment of ethically sourced and fair trade treasures from around the world. Every nook and cranny holds something eye-catching. Next to strikingly patterned Zapotec wool rugs are smooth, wooden Thai animal carvings. Next to those, birds, branches and suns hammered out of industrial tin drums from Haiti climb the marigold walls. Nichos and crosses in every shape and color make the space feel sacred. A little farther down the aisle, papier mâché Dia de Los Muertos miniatures and sugar skull earrings grin from the shelves. We could all use a lucky three-legged Chilean Chanchito on our desk or windowsill.

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Not every glittering do-dad is from afar, though. Somewhere in between hand-embroidered textiles and bowls of tiny milagros, twinkles locally made jewelry in modern geometric shapes and an intricate menagerie of gold flora and fauna. Earrings, necklaces, brooches and more are hand-hewn here on the North Coast. Recognizable ridgelines and sauntering sasquatch appear on the boxes of Humboldt Puzzles. Who can pass up a sticker to commemorate your recent trip through the Avenue of the Giants? Maybe you need something for your bumper to let people know that you are (wherever you hail from), indeed, a local now.

Organized sometimes by source of origin and sometimes by theme, each display in Zumbido is an homage to its careful creators, wherever they may be.

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