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La Macana Artisan-Workshop

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Address: Cuenca, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593(0)7 305 2954

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Wonderful to hear and see the process of the Ikat weaving

We enjoyed our tour. It was great to see how the thread was prepared for the dyeing process using a wet plant fiber. The dye was created from various natural ingredients. Then we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We enjoyed our tour. It was great to see how the thread was prepared for the dyeing process using a wet plant fiber. The dye was created from various natural ingredients. Then we went upstairs and they demonstrated use of the weaving loom. The final step demonstrated was the elaborate knotting of the fringe. They had many lovely products on... More 

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San Jose, Ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I've never seen something so made by hand-from the threads of material to the natural dying, weaving, by all members of the family . I want to sell them in the united States, particularly the Bufandas-,the scarves Linda

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Love love this place! Family owned, located outside about 45 minutes outside of Cuenca. Nice place to start your day trip visit to different towns such as Gualaceo, Paute, Chordeleg and Sigsig. You can see and learn the weaving process from organizing the yarns, to natural color dyes, the two old weaving machines - over 150 years old, antiques family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stopped on our one day tour around the area - and what a wonderful surprise we had by experiencing hands on how a family works together in creating scarfs, table clothes etc in the old fashion way of weaving, such humble and talented people -of course I could not resist in buying a handmade scarf -see the photos and... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We stopped by this shop for a moment on our way to SigSig. It's amazing how talented these artisans are and very warming that the family has chosen to keep these techniques alive. I'm [still] amazed by the construction of some of the machines used to create the fabric, and even more amazed at the weaving process. The workers craft... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Quaint little stop on the way into town - watch weaving before your eyes, watch them make their dyes from natural products - even stones give off a dye which is beautiful. Products for sale on-site - my wife has never left empty handed.

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