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Maya Traditions Foundation

Panajachel, Guatemala
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About Maya Traditions Foundation
As a nonprofit social enterprise, Maya Traditions is dedicated to facilitating access to national and international markets for Maya backstrap weaver artisans and their families in the highlands of Guatemala. Following a Fair Trade model, we continually seek to support our artisans, their families, and their communities through social programs that work to build capacity, preserve local cultures, and motivate indigenous women to strengthen their entrepreneurial ecosystems. TRADITIONAL ART FORMS IMMERSION COMMUNITY TOURS: Watch women weavers create woven textiles with intricate techniques involved in: natural dyeing, liso backstrap weaving, ikat tying, brocade technique or forming thread from raw ixcaco cotton. MAYA SPIRITUALITY AND NATURE: Take the chance to participate in a personalized Maya Spiritual ceremony. TRADITIONAL WEAVING WORKSHOPS: Learn to warp and weave from an indigenous master weaver and keep your woven work of art.
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Lucie V wrote a review Sep 2019
9 contributions4 helpful votes
I had the chance the book a tour with Maya Traditions to the San Juan Community. The tour was very well designed. We wondered around the streets of San Juan La Laguna, learning more about coffee, chocolate, mayan bees, medicinal plants, and finally natural dyes and weaving
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from MTFteam, Manager at Maya Traditions Foundation
Responded Sep 26, 2019
We loved having you, Lucie! So happy to hear you found joy and value in your experiences.
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Tess R wrote a review Sep 2019
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Touring with Maya Traditions has been one of my favorite experiences ever. You are able to explore off the beaten path and learn about the authentic, beautiful, ancient art of backstrap weaving while seeing breathtaking landscapes. On top of that, you are able to spend the day
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from MTFteam, Gerente at Maya Traditions Foundation
Responded Sep 23, 2019
Thank you so much, Tess!
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Lana S wrote a review Sep 2019
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I went on a day-long community visit to Patanatic where we met the community's co-op of female indigenous artisans and then proceeded on a beautiful hike led by a few of them that included historical information about the land and their community. Once we reached the top of our
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from MTFteam, Gerente at Maya Traditions Foundation
Responded Sep 23, 2019
We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and meeting the artisans from Patanatíc!
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Hauteculturefashion wrote a review Sep 2019
Bangkok, Thailand4 contributions
I have a great 2 weeks visiting many of the Maya Traditions artisans, who were are extremely welcoming, friendly and very knowledgable and helpful in their field of expertise. The team at Maya Traditions are all very enthusiastic and go the extra mile to help you have the best
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from MTFteam, Gerente at Maya Traditions Foundation
Responded Sep 23, 2019
Thank you so much. It was lovely having you and we do hope for your return!
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MartinDiaz wrote a review Aug 2019
Fort Wayne, Indiana40 contributions21 helpful votes
The tours offered by Maya Traditions offer an upclose and hands-on experience. It is eye-opening to have the opportunity to witness how the artisans create their art. And it is a pleasure to eat a meal with them and then have the opportunity to support them through direct
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from MTFteam, Manager at Maya Traditions Foundation
Responded Sep 3, 2019
We are so glad you enjoyed your experience! The artisans are all truly incredible
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