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Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico

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Caton Xak"al, San Juan La Laguna, San Juan la Laguna 07017 Guatemala
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The gem of Guatemala, Lake Atitlan is a crater lake surrounded by volcanoes and a living hub of Mayan cultures. Visiting on a day trip from Guatemala City simplifies transportation to this highland destination and lets you see the best of the lake in just a day—a difficult feat to accomplish on your own. This tour includes stops at top Lake Atitlan sites including the Maximon shrine and the busy town of Panajachel.
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Lynne A wrote a review Nov 2019
Anchorage, Alaska372 contributions110 helpful votes
I appreciate the Mayan art of weaving and we received an exceptional tour at this shop. We even learned their are different colors of raw cotton that are spun into thread and then dyed with all natural dyes which are set by using part of a banana tree. After the thread is dyed it is ready for weaving. We observed the traditional loom weaving which is very time consuming - sometimes a month to complete a table runner. This is a cooperative featuring about 20 artisans work for purchase. A very good selection of products from runners to clothing. I thought the prices were very reasonable. Well worth a stop. It is very educational for all ages.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Andrea H wrote a review Jan 2019
Rhinebeck, New York77 contributions47 helpful votes
This cooperative has the finer ceremonial pieces that are rare. Of course you will pay, but if you appreciate fine embroidery you will know that these textiles are special. The women who run this will point out the difference...in some pieces, the back has been embroidered to hide all the loose threads, and some have age to them. They also have what everyone else has, and a good selection. This time-intensive weaving/embroidery will disappear in the future, eg. the piece I bought took 7 months to make, an eternity in today's world. I couldn't find the quality of the textiles I bought even 5 years ago, anywhere, so buy now if you see something you like.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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absfamily wrote a review Aug 2018
New York3 contributions3 helpful votes
We were introduced to this women's cooperative by accident, just passing by on foot and noticed the beautiful textiles of a different quality than usually seen. We ended up staying for an hour, first observing the natural method of dyeing the material, and then the weaving process. These were not demonstrations for the sake of luring tourists, but actual artisans during a day's work on dirt floors and open air structures. We ended up buying several runners for our outdoor table at home- they're gorgeous but casual -looking. Our teenagers really enjoyed the experience as well and we were all happy to have supported this network of hard-working and talented women.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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mrandmrsdavis2015 wrote a review May 2018
Dominica696 contributions72 helpful votes
My husband and I were kind of railroaded into the collective by our tuk-tuk driver, but I am glad we were. I am not sure we would have found it ourselves just walking the streets of San Juan as it is down a little alley. The presentation where they show you how they spin the cotton into thread and dye it naturally was awesome! We learned so much and afterward we were able to shop in the collective store which offered beautiful handmade items at prices we felt were fair. I would definitely recommend this to people who value tradition and supporting locals.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Sasha S wrote a review Feb 2018
56 contributions13 helpful votes
We got a mini tour of What these hard working women are doing for a living in San Juan. The show around is free so buy something from them
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Date of experience: February 2018
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