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Casa Flor Ixcaco is San Juan's only Weaving Cooperative that dedicates itself to perserving the skill of spinning natural cotton thread. The products are made by 20 local women using mayan methods that were passed down for many generations. The...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Calle Principal | Zona 1, San Juan la Laguna 07017, Guatemala
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We had the immense pleasure of hearing and seeing a marvelous presentation on weaving, started with the raw cotton to the finished textiles. Delfina is a member of the cooperative and speaks three languages, the Mayan dialect, Spanish and English. She was very clear, answered...More
With meticulous movement and attention, the raw cotton transforms into a beautifully woven fabric. Ranging from blankets to pants to scarves, all of the items carried full color.
Delfina walked us through the whole process from removing seeds from the cotton to weaving the end...More
It’s a woman’s co-op preserving the traditions of Mayan textile weaving. The women there are the sweetest people I’ve ever met! The colors they use are so vibrant and it was so cool seeing all the different plants they use to dye their string with!...More
I wanted to understand the similarities and differences to highland Scotland weaving practice especially using natural dyes. It was a good visit, and the variety of dye colours is impressive, always good to know avocados are useful for more than just guacamole production
I can't say I ever thought much about weaving and dying. However, after the demonstration with Johana, I was truly blown away. The amount of work and artistry in creating these pieces by hand is astounding. I was amazed at the dying process. I never...More
I'm immediately turned off by pushy shop owners and sales people. We got the exact opposite here. Great experience at a reasonable price. The sales benefit the collective of women who make them in San Juan.
What a fantastic place - even if you're not interested in purchasing anything. Sit for a demonstration (questions and answers as well) in English as your Mayan weaver explains the production process from beginning to end. It is fascinating how the beautiful colors of the...More
This is the oldest women's weaving cooperative in San Juan la Laguna. The shop is filled with beautiful hand made items, ranging from handbags, to blouses, to rugs and beaded jewelry. They have daily weaving demonstrations as well. And - you don't have to worry...More
Fascinating talk and demonstration in excellent English about everything from raw cotton, through spinning, dyeing and back-strap weaving. Best quality, well priced handmade craft on sale in the shop. Drinks available to purchase and clean toilet. Out two teenage boys were equally impress d and...More