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Cojolya Museum and Store

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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 13 December 2018
Lynda M
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 12 November 2018
Cathy D
New Paris, Ohio
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Reviewed 13 December 2018

I have purchased many items over the last twenty years that are well designed by Maya women who create I buy I beautiful pieces, mostly purses and bags. My favorite are the large shopping bags. I own at least three of them and they are...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lynda M
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Here you can come to know and understand the art, heart, and sole of the Mayan weavers of Santiago. This was the original product of the region , before the beading came in the 1960's and it expresses the Tz'uhil (at least 3 ways to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cathy D
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum and store and were delighted by the life changing work and beautiful products of this Initiative!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank marieso93
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

We stopped in at Cojolya looking to visit the weaving museum. Just to be clear it’s not really a museum, it’s a weaving product store with a little bit of info and usually someone weaving in the back. They offer weaving classes of various lengths....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank whereistheworld
Reviewed 7 January 2018

This is the place to come for a bit of context regarding local history and the place that weaving plays. The handiworks are gorgeous, several cuts above the mass produced stuff on display in the markets and on the streets. Worth a visit

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Casa62
Reviewed 1 January 2018

We joined the Cojolya Association for a community tour to visit some of their local weaving businesses and had a great time. We were able to try out the techniques ourselves and learn about the Maya traditions. A great way to get to know the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I visited a number of weaving and textile museums in Guatemala, and the display here was best at explaining the actual weaving process. It also provided good background on the history, evolution, and mythology surrounding Mayan weaving. The displays fit neatly in one moderately sized...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank elizabethbB2793NK
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We took a weaving class in the morning, and then visited some weavers in the afternoon. The class was fun, and we laughed a lot as we tried our hand at backstrap weaving. The Maya women teaching us were very patient and fun. The tours...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank crader
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I could not speak more highly of Cojolya and the work that they do in the Santiago Atitlan community! I am a foreigner who has lived in the area for two years and I can attest that Cojolya is known locally as a socially responsible,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank RCStravels
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We (a friend and I) signed up to take a back strap weaving class at Cojolya. Everything about the experience was great. The people at Cojolya (a women's cooperative) were wonderful, helpful and provided interpreting services when needed. The teacher, Maria, was terrific....extremely patient and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank cswoodworth
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