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Address: Sector San Pedro de los Olivos Km 10 1/2 Via Gualaceo, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
Phone Number: 09956991663
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Very interesting visit

The owners explain the process very well. I particularly enjoyed how they make my favorite color... Red... From insects!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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St. Catharines, Canada
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St. Catharines, Canada
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners explain the process very well. I particularly enjoyed how they make my favorite color... Red... From insects!

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Syracuse, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved seeing their work and how it is made. It is so different than the mass produced products we are used to. A great place to buy a real souvenir from Ecuador. My daughter was more interested in their cage of guinea pigs out back.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this place. I loved learning about how these textiles are woven, the organic materials and dyes from food, insects and plants. It was amazing to hear and lean about how they embroidered certain patterns w/ the finger nails or how certain textiles take up to months to create. This indigenous speciality to to be respected, to be seen... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

The stop with OAT was nice but nothing special. The presentation on how to use a couple different types of looms and the use of natural dyes was interesting.

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New City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

We went here and met with Doña Anita, who is the owner of La Casa De La Makana. Her work is world-renown, even Selma Hayek shops at her shop. She (and her employees) gave a great presentation on how she makes all of her material, and what goes into making her work. I didn't know that she only uses natural... More 

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Everett, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Visited this family-owned workshop and business as part of a tour. Watched how thread is dyed with natural items...rock, plants, insects. Jose is one of only a few remaining artists who still do this type of hand-dying and weaving. This is their family home and workplace. Watched as he built beautiful, colorful, intricate patterns...one thread at a time! Watched a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We enjoyed our tour. It was great to see how the thread was prepared for the dyeing process using a wet plant fiber. The dye was created from various natural ingredients. Then we went upstairs and they demonstrated use of the weaving loom. The final step demonstrated was the elaborate knotting of the fringe. They had many lovely products on... More 

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San Jose, Ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I've never seen something so made by hand-from the threads of material to the natural dying, weaving, by all members of the family . I want to sell them in the united States, particularly the Bufandas-,the scarves Linda

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Love love this place! Family owned, located outside about 45 minutes outside of Cuenca. Nice place to start your day trip visit to different towns such as Gualaceo, Paute, Chordeleg and Sigsig. You can see and learn the weaving process from organizing the yarns, to natural color dyes, the two old weaving machines - over 150 years old, antiques family... More 

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North Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stopped on our one day tour around the area - and what a wonderful surprise we had by experiencing hands on how a family works together in creating scarfs, table clothes etc in the old fashion way of weaving, such humble and talented people -of course I could not resist in buying a handmade scarf -see the photos and... More 

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