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“High quality woven items for the home”
Review of Colibri

Colibri
Ranked #10 of 38 Shopping in Antigua
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

I found this store via Lonely Planet nine years ago, and I’m not sure why the LP guide no longer lists them, as they are located in the same place and offer the same high quality at fair prices as they did a decade ago. It is an excellent store because it is the collective effort of a group of women whose livelihoods were devastated by the civil war in Guatemala. They sell the highest quality woven fabrics, tablecloths, napkins, coasters and other accessories that I saw in all of Guatemala. Their prices are higher than one pay in a market stall, but the quality is much greater. Their prices are fixed, so you don’t need to (or get to, depending on your inclinations) bargain with them.

I bought a number of gifts as well as items for my personal use. They sell a high-quality product you aren’t likely to find elsewhere.

3  Thank casaros
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

This store has beautiful textiles!!!!.... Though if you are a traveler on a budget like I was it was a little too much for my price range. Though it is definitely nice to look and see the beautiful cloths.

1  Thank Carolina R
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Discovered this place at the end of our trip and already regret not buying a bedspread from them. They have a wide variety of items for sale, using traditional Guatemalan textiles in new ways. Store has a wide price range, though some items, rightfully so, are quite expensive. Exquisite work. Wished I had bought more.

Thank Kathy1290
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

We have visited all the major textile places around Lake Atitlan, the Sololá market and other textile places in Guatemala City and Antigua. The collections at Colibri have a color palette and style that works in a non-Spanish style home like no other collections I have seen. I applaud the designers at this Collective for finding a way to appeal to a wider audience.

5  Thank Shirley H
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

This shop in Antigua combines the excellant traditional weaving techniques with a sharp contemporary eye for color combinations; the best of both worlds.

1  Thank LewBowers
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