Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano

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Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano

Mayanke, Ceramica Pintada a Mano
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Calle Santander, Centro Comercial "Los Barandales", Panajachel 07010 Guatemala

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knoe
Cincinnati, OH116 contributions
A lovely little shop for handmade ceramics
Jun 2017 • Solo
This location is a cute shop that sells hand-painted ceramics. I took several products home- one was meant to be a gift, but it was so lovely that I couldn't let it go! However, do not be deceived, this location on Calle Santander is just a store to purchase their products. At least one review made it sound like this is the place where the pottery is made- not true. Also, be aware that you can purchase the products from this company in San Pedro as well in a shop uphill from the docks.
Written July 12, 2017
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Amanda F
Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala59 contributions
Genuine experience, genuine artisans
Jun 2016 • Friends
My family and friends always enjoy an outing to San Antonio Palopo and a trip to San Antonio is not complete without visiting MayanKe. The ceramic work is well made and beautiful. Going to the source and seeing the process of creating a product proves to be an authentic experience here. The staff is friendly and very patient while explaining the pottery process. The view of the lake from he workshop is also stunning.
Written June 4, 2016
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Baya_Bay
Germany156 contributions
Great for souvenirs and keepsakes
Mar 2016 • Couples
The shop is 5 meters from the main street calle Santander, signs will lead you to the shop entrance. It is rather small but filled with many different kinds of pottery for the household or decoration. I loved so many pieces but was a bit surprised about the prices - the pieces are quite expensive for Guatemalan standards. I ended up buying a couple of souvenirs for my family.
Written April 19, 2016
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chrisandrod
Ontario, Canada117 contributions
beautiful local pottery
Jan 2016 • Couples
We only wanted a small souvenir of our visit to Guatemala but were totally impressed with the array of products in this store.
There is a great deal of fabric items for sale but this was the most impressive pottery store that we saw on our trip.
This store is well worth visiting.
Written February 15, 2016
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,287 contributions
Overpriced tourist trap
Nov 2015 • Solo
Literally translated, “Ceramica Pintada a Mano” in English means hand-painted ceramics. When in Panajachel (Pana, for short), I stopped in this lovely shop loaded with handmade ceramic earthenware. I was not told that there was a factory where I could purchase the same items at a lower price. I’d much have preferred a factory tour, to learn about the manufacturing process. Don’t get me wrong. What’s offered is exquisite!

Guatemala’s national currency is the quetzal (plural, quetzales). The currency quetzal is named for the national bird, quetzal (plural, quetzals—an iridescent neotropical hummingbird with green or golden-green wing coverts). The beautiful ceramics offered at the Mayanke shop reflect the exquisite colors of neotropical hummingbirds, but the prices posted are obviously for foreign tourists. Therein lies the rub. I selected several items, the combined prices totaling 750 quetzales. I asked what would be the price for the combined items. The shop owner discounted on eight quetzales, about $1.10 for the combined $10 purchase. Knowing that a 20–30 percent discount is normal, I thanked her and left, aware that other shops with identical items lined the street. She chased after me, discounting the price by 250 quetzales. “Greed, for the lack of a better word,” is not good. My negotiations were in Spanish, having lived in Miami for 30 years. I purchased identical items from street vendors at half the price. My advice is to view what is available in the shop, then purchase identical items—possibly manufactured by the same company—and negotiate a price half of what Mayanke charges.
Written January 30, 2016
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jc j
Massachusetts13 contributions
Beautiful work, fun to see the process
Oct 2015 • Friends
Fun place to visit to see the process first hand and buy pottery. The pottery was beautiful although I wish there was a larger selection of plates that matched.
Written October 17, 2015
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Julie M
Washington DC, DC35 contributions
The factory is worth a visit
Jun 2015 • Business
I visited the factory in the village of San Antonio instead of the retail outlet in Pana. At the factory you can get better prices, but even at the full price this pottery is a good value. It's beautiful and the craftsmanship is superb.
Written July 1, 2015
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GregPJensen
Panajachel, Guatemala111 contributions
Hand made, hand painted pottery
Apr 2015 • Family
The store is on Santander Street in Panajachel. Beautiful pottery. My pro local tip. You can go to San Antonio Palopo to see them actually doing the work, from molding to hand painting, and firing in the oven. It is definitely worth going to the workshop and see how they do it.
Written July 1, 2015
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