Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico

Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico, San Juan la Laguna: Address, Phone Number, Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico Reviews: 4.5/5

Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico

Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico
4.5
About
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

4.5
17 reviews
Excellent
15
Very good
1
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Lynne A
Anchorage, AK373 contributions
From Raw Cotton to Beautiful Weaving
Nov 2019 • Friends
I appreciate the Mayan art of weaving and we received an exceptional tour at this shop. We even learned their are different colors of raw cotton that are spun into thread and then dyed with all natural dyes which are set by using part of a banana tree. After the thread is dyed it is ready for weaving. We observed the traditional loom weaving which is very time consuming - sometimes a month to complete a table runner. This is a cooperative featuring about 20 artisans work for purchase. A very good selection of products from runners to clothing. I thought the prices were very reasonable. Well worth a stop. It is very educational for all ages.
Written November 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrea H
Rhinebeck, NY85 contributions
Finer pieces, plus the usual
Jan 2019 • Solo
This cooperative has the finer ceremonial pieces that are rare. Of course you will pay, but if you appreciate fine embroidery you will know that these textiles are special. The women who run this will point out the difference...in some pieces, the back has been embroidered to hide all the loose threads, and some have age to them. They also have what everyone else has, and a good selection. This time-intensive weaving/embroidery will disappear in the future, eg. the piece I bought took 7 months to make, an eternity in today's world. I couldn't find the quality of the textiles I bought even 5 years ago, anywhere, so buy now if you see something you like.
Written January 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

absfamily
New York3 contributions
Well worth a visit, even my teens appreciated it!
Aug 2018 • Family
We were introduced to this women's cooperative by accident, just passing by on foot and noticed the beautiful textiles of a different quality than usually seen. We ended up staying for an hour, first observing the natural method of dyeing the material, and then the weaving process. These were not demonstrations for the sake of luring tourists, but actual artisans during a day's work on dirt floors and open air structures. We ended up buying several runners for our outdoor table at home- they're gorgeous but casual -looking.
Our teenagers really enjoyed the experience as well and we were all happy to have supported this network of hard-working and talented women.
Written August 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mrandmrsdavis2015
Dominica689 contributions
Great and Informative!
Apr 2018 • Couples
My husband and I were kind of railroaded into the collective by our tuk-tuk driver, but I am glad we were. I am not sure we would have found it ourselves just walking the streets of San Juan as it is down a little alley. The presentation where they show you how they spin the cotton into thread and dye it naturally was awesome! We learned so much and afterward we were able to shop in the collective store which offered beautiful handmade items at prices we felt were fair. I would definitely recommend this to people who value tradition and supporting locals.
Written May 8, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sasha S
56 contributions
Impressive
Feb 2018 • Couples
We got a mini tour of What these hard working women are doing for a living in San Juan. The show around is free so buy something from them
Written February 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Samadhis S
Bangkok, Thailand18 contributions
Nice experience
Jan 2018 • Friends
Handmade textiles are part of Guatemalan culture, therefore, it is important to know about the process, the materials, etc. In addition, the demonstration is free and there’s a store if you would like to buy their products.
Written January 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pedro N
51 contributions
Must Go
Aug 2017 • Friends
If you're around the area, you definitely must go to San Juan and visit one of the local weaving associations. It is amazing to learn about the whole process of weaving: from gathering the cotton, to making wool, dying and the weaving itself. We were amazed by the vivacity of the colors they manage to get and it is impossible to resist buying something in the shops. One of the highlights of our stay in the Atitlan area!
Written September 13, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maddie M
6 contributions
Huge variety of beautiful, handmade, natural dyed textiles.
Feb 2017 • Solo
From scarves and shirts to pillow cases and purses, this place has it all! The women here are incredible and create amazing works of art. They are part of a cooperative that allows them to continue to practice their impressive artisan craft. They also have workshops and can teach you how to weave. The women are patient and sweet, fascinating ladies that make for great teachers!
Definitely worth a visit!
Written March 29, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

heyjudithz
Knoxville, TN1,498 contributions
an interesting and noble enterprise
Mar 2017 • Business
Thank heavens for organizations such as this, which give women alternatives to unemployment. The Women's Association preserves ancient methods of coloring yarns with natural vegetable dyes. In turn, they preserve culture. The yarns are then woven into all manner of goods available for sale. You are helping these women and their families immensely by visiting the shop and purchasing these lovely items. I especially liked their scarves.
Written March 29, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico


Restaurants near Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico: View all restaurants near Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico on Tripadvisor