Atitlan Women Weavers

Atitlan Women Weavers, San Pedro La Laguna: Hours, Address, Atitlan Women Weavers Reviews: 5/5

Atitlan Women Weavers
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Are you looking to experience Guatemala in an authentic and personal way? Step inside the culture of the Mayan women and experince the art of weaving visit with local women who love to share their art. Learn how hand spun-cotton, local dyes and the back-strap-loom weaving which keep the textiles 100% local. Experince the culture first hand and let us share our culture with you! Come and enjoy this unique experience, and together we can support indigenous women artisans around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
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hisume
Washington DC, DC9 contributions
Leaning how to weave
Feb 2020 • Solo
As a single guy traveling alone, I haven’t the faintest idea how to weave anything. But these ladies changed my mind. They offer weaving classes for scarves and table runners and I chose to make a scarf. They let me pick out the colors and patters and we set to work. The entire family was there taking turns keeping an eagle eye if I made any mistakes and gently correcting.
Even though their English wasn’t too good, they were excellent teachers.

The entire process was about 6 hours (you can spilt into multiple days if you’d like). In the end, I have a scarf that I will truest treasure. For less than 40USD, this was totally worth it!

Also, the trip advisor map is wrong. Use google maps to find it- it’s on the main gringo street to the west of the docks about 3-4 minutes.
Written March 1, 2020
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sask3
saskatchewan147 contributions
Rewarding experience!
Feb 2020 • Solo
Lovely and patient teachers Anilady and Marta helped me make a beautiful scarf. It was a fun and rewarding experience. I appreciate the effort these ladies put into their handiwork even more now that I have tried it.
Written February 13, 2020
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Lunamoondance
12 contributions
Great experience
Nov 2019 • Solo
What a beautiful experience. I got to learn the traditional weaving process with Annalady, and Anita the owner was very kind and informative. They showed me the process from picking cotton, from spinning it and dyeing (you can take a natural dyes workshop as well, which I will probably do when I come back to Lake Atitlan), and then AnnaLady patiently showed me how to weave. It’s long and complicated, but I left with a beautiful organic cotton scarf as well as a great experience. Felt good knowing that I could contribute to the local community. As well, I now have a much better understanding of the amount of work that goes into traditional textile work (it is arduous!). Be aware when you are buying these products that a lot of work goes into the making of them, and think of what it would cost back home for a handmade (from beginning to end) textile product, and try to be fair. Thanks again Anita and AnnaLady for this eye-opening experience!
Written November 15, 2019
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baltofed
Baltimore7 contributions
Make a beautiful scarf with excellent instruction!
May 2019 • Solo
The scarf-making workshop I took was fantastic! I was able to choose my own colors and design, based on samples in the shop. My instructor was incredibly patient with me (and did a lot of the work for me when I got tired.) I was able to spread out the 8 hours over three days instead of two, without any difficulty. It would be helpful to speak some Spanish, but they know enough English that it would be possible without. Highly recommended! Would also recommend shopping there, even you can’t take the workshop — their products were beautiful!
Written May 23, 2019
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NoGdj
1 contribution
experience and know more about weaving
Mar 2019 • Solo
It was a super experience. You learn more about the preparation and the process of weaving. You can choose your own colors and your own design, I really liked that. The teachers are friendly and are there to help you.You are then so proud of your work !
Written March 16, 2019
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M S
San Antonio, TX33 contributions
Wonderful!!!
Dec 2018
It was such a fun process to see from harvest to market through the hands of the weavers! Beautiful textiles, wonderful people! I totally recommend making the trip for this free tour! :)
Written March 9, 2019
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iwearredsocks
Boston, MA116 contributions
A wonderful experience and a beautiful souvenir!
Feb 2019 • Friends
Wandering around San Pedro, I saw a sign advertising a weaving class. As an avid crafter, I thought this would be a memorable experience. Anita was very friendly to correspond with, and my teacher was fabulous. It took me eight hours, spread over two days, to finish weaving my scarf. My teacher was so helpful, guiding me through beginning it, and then continually checking in with me as I continued. The shop is a very friendly place, and everything they sell is gorgeous. I'm so happy I decided to take the weaving class, and I definitely recommend it to others.
Written March 2, 2019
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Tina
3 contributions
Kind, patient, attentive teachers!
Jan 2019 • Friends
I took a weaving workshop with two friends and we were all so incredibly impressed with the all-inclusive experience we got. We all got to take home a long, beautiful scarf that we had woven ourselves from cotton thread, and we got one-on-one help from the women there for every snagged thread. We even we're able to return the next day to finish our scarves when we weren't able to do so in one day; it was a very flexible schedule. I cannot recommend a workshop here more, and if nothing else, drop by to see the gorgeous scarves, bags, blankets, and everything else! Thank you especially to Anita and Olga for their very attentive help and attention to detail, despite the language barrier!
Written January 10, 2019
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xingcbrew
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Amazingly beautiful handmade products for a great cause!
Aug 2018 • Friends
The products made and sold by Atitlan Women Weavers are beautiful and of the best quality. Anita, the woman running the cooperative, gave us a tour of the facility and explained how the intricate textiles are made. She also explained that the proceeds from the sale of the products go directly to the women in the community who make them. I absolutely LOVE the purse that I got and I'd highly recommend stopping by if you are in San Pedro.
Written August 17, 2018
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Wengsi C
Toronto, Ontario1 contribution
A heartwarming initiative supporting Mayan women and the local community
Sep 2017 • Friends
I visited Atitlán Women Weavers back in 2016 when I met the founder Anita. We connected instantly and I was very inspired by what she was doing to support women in her community. Not only that, but you won't find more beautiful souvenirs to bring home than the handwoven products made by these women. I hope to return to Guatemala someday soon and continue to see this project grow. I wish Anita and the women of the cooperative all the best :)
Written August 17, 2018
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