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Casa Flor Ixcaco

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Demo on Mayan Dye and Weaving

This is a Must see! This coop demonstrates making thread, natural dying it, and then weaving. In... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
evanses5
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Miami, Florida
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Wonderful presentation on weaving!

We had the immense pleasure of hearing and seeing a marvelous presentation on weaving, started with... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2019
154larryh
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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
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Calle Principal | Zona 1, San Juan la Laguna 07017, Guatemala
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+502 5822 7541
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Must see! This coop demonstrates making thread, natural dying it, and then weaving. In power native woman who produce quality goods. Worth a detour!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 154larryh
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lizwrigley2018
Reviewed October 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joshiewoshie
Reviewed October 2, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jellis7
Reviewed September 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AdventureSeeker75
Reviewed September 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ClaireMcGeePhotog
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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I took a tuc tuc, but all that was already booked by the travel agency. "Columbus Luxury Travel"
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