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Casa Flor Ixcaco Reviews
Demonstration on making thread from a cotton ball, dieing and setting colors, looming/weaving. Demo is in Spanish and translated to English. Demo is free and then you can see the showroom. After... more »
One of the reasons I chose San Juan La Laguna was for the traditional town and the weaving. I wanted to learn to weave. My daughter was more reluctant but agreed. We met up with a mother and... more »
As progress and modernization get a grip on the rural areas of Guatemala, traditions sometimes get left behind. This Cooperative purposes to preserve the art of Mayan weaving. Not just generally, but in specific patterns for specific places. They use all natural processes too. The dyes come from a wide variety of plants. The whole thing is fascinating. The items for sale ARE the real thing, not mass-produced knock offs.
Well worth the visit, they demonstrate the process of taking cotton to end product including the all natural dying process. Very interesting with possible product purchase.
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