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The Cojolya museum and store is a must-see when I go to Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

I have purchased many items over the last twenty years that are well designed by Maya women who... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
casarosa09
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San Francisco, California
Excellant and educational

Here you can come to know and understand the art, heart, and sole of the Mayan weavers of Santiago... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Cathy D
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New Paris, Ohio
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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!

Date of experience: March 2014
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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.

Date of experience: August 2013
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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.

Date of experience: January 2013
3  Thank rebmax
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

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

Date of experience: February 2012
2  Thank Wendy K
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

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

Date of experience: March 2012
2  Thank MayaLandTravel
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