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“A cooperative of Mayan women weavers”

Cojolya Museum and Store
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Yucca Valley, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“A cooperative of Mayan women weavers”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

A small museum in Santiago Atitlan of traditional weaving techniques and materials, and displays of typical clothing. The store sells beautiful backstrap loom handwoven articles, table runners, purses and bags, even some stuffed patchwork toys. Beautiful modern designs prevail, as the founder is a New York designer. Most items have a modern look done in traditional methods. It's a good thing to support Mayan women weavers!

Visited March 2014
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Santiago Atitlan
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful coop of women weavers”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The have international style, designs unlike any you'll see anywhere else. The museum part is very informative. Candis Krummel has been involved with weavers in Santiago since 1979 and this a project which works.

Visited August 2013
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Tucson
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“Small wonderful weaving museum and cooperative”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

I was interested in the local weavings (one of the prime reasons I wanted to be in Santiago). The museum is very small but charming. They don't charge an admission so you can just wander in. There are nice pictures and explanations of how the weavings are done, starting with making the thread through the backstrap weaving process.They also have a demonstration of some of the process. They have a few things for sale which are gorgeous, sophisticated (and interesting) "fashion" interpretations of the traditional weavings.
You should note that they also have weaving classes and I think tours of weaver. I wish I had time to do that.

Visited January 2013
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3 Thank rebmax
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Mayan Weaving”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

I love seeing and feeling real traditional handywork, and I was blessed to experience that at this place.

Visited February 2012
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2 Thank Wendy K
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Panajachel, Guatemala
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Local coop of textiles”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

You can learn about local textiles and details and information about the local mayan story and diferent technique!

Visited March 2012
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2 Thank MayaLandTravel
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