ARTESANÍA MORALES

Our company was founded in 1952 by Juan Morales Galán and is currently run by his son, José Luis Morales Peña. Dating back more than 65 years, ARTESANÍA MORALES stands out for its long-running experience in the marketing, production and sale of high-quality gift items and handicrafts. The company is a benchmark in Toledo for the quality of its products, its customised service and the detailed information offered to its customers.

ARTESANÍA MORALES is conveniently located in the heart of the historic centre of Toledo, a city declared a World Heritage Site in 1986. Its main retail outlet is located at Plaza del Conde, 3, in Toledo, opposite the famous Church of Santo Tomé, where the masterpiece by El Greco, “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz”, is displayed.

Another establishment can be found nearby, located at Calle de Santo Tomé, 18, one of the most beautiful streets in Toledo.

ARTESANÍA MORALES offers its customers exclusive, customised service. Our qualified staff members will be delighted to answer any questions or concerns you may have in any of the 5 languages they speak fluently. The primary goal is to preserve the company’s image at both the corporate and personal levels through a commitment to innovation, working in a timely fashion, and introducing new products. Any product can be shipped anywhere in the world, with comprehensive insurance coverage, in approximately 7-10 days. Our prices are aligned with today’s market.

 

The company has recently undertaken a new specialty with the sale of Damascus steel knives, the best steel in the world, which is also linked to the tradition of the best smiths and sword makers of Toledo.

Thus, ARTESANÍA MORALES has picked up the baton from those masters, based on this special technique for forging steel. This cutlery has become a flagship product, with its nearly eternal edge and its strength and durability in use, in addition to the one-of-a-kind beauty of its blade, consisting in winding striped patterns that are the true source of its quality and beauty.

 

The products that are currently sold by ARTESANÍA MORALES are

TOLEDO DAMASCENE

What is damascene?

Toledo damascene, popularly known as ‘Toledo gold’, is work done by hand or machine to inlay 24-carat gold or silver on steel. Following the Arab tradition, Toledo continues to create its most popular handicraft, the art of damascen.

At ARTESANÍA MORALES, most of our products are made entirely by hand by the distinguished artisans currently working in our workshops. One of the most important masters that Toledo has ever known, Miguel Nombela, worked exclusively for us for 44 years. His work keeps his memory fresh and his pieces are available at our establishments.

The damascene articles we make include:

  • Damascene articles in gold, silver or a combination of the two.
  • Plates, pictures, letter openers, mirrors and all kinds of products made with this technique.
  • Decorative and gift items.

 

LLADRÓ PORCELAIN

Another product featured at ARTESANÍA MORALES is the world famous Lladró porcelain. We can send the figurine that you would like to purchase anywhere in the world.

 

HANDCRAFTED PERIOD SWORDS

It is said that in medieval times the best steel swords were made in Toledo. This product came to be known as Toledo steel. It grew so popular that the city gradually became famous for its swords. Today, they are used for decorative purposes, by film characters, in fencing, and so on.

The authentic masterpiece of the last remaining master swordsmith in the history of Toledo, Antonio Arellano, can be found at our main shop in an exclusive space devoted to the display of all his hand-worked swords.

 

KNIVES AND FOLDING KNIVES

ARTESANÍA MORALES has an excellent, wide-ranging, collection of knives and folding knives for hunting and sport.

Since 2008, we have been marketing and offering our customers our FLAGSHIP product: Damascus steel knives, handcrafted with 67 steel layers and handles made of wood, deer antler, buffalo horn, mother of pearl, abalone, and more.

 

MALLORCA PEARLS

With a 10-year international warranty

 

A large assortment of necklaces, earrings and bracelets can be found at our establishments, with a variety of colours ranging from white or black pearls to black and white combinations.

 

We are at your disposal to answer any questions or concerns you may have, and to give you further information.

We are looking forward to your visit soon.