The Guatemalan Weaving Workshops offer a rare opportunity to learn from a community of Indigenous Tz’utujil women who are living on and managing their traditional lands.
The strength, love and dignity of the Tz’utujil people will deeply touch you as they guide you in learning this ancient craft.
The teaching is conducted as it has been for generations in the traditional Tz’utujil community of San Juan.
So roll up your sleeves and get ready for this one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience, under the guidance of master weavers as you learn how to make and spin the thread, dye it, and then weave the thread using traditional, handmade looms.
TRIP DURATION: roughly 7-8 hours
TRIP LOCATION: San Juan La Laguna
TRIP PHYSICAL LEVEL: Easy & Relaxed
TRIP DETAILS: $150.00 (Q1150) �" 1 person (private workshop) / $130.00 (Q970) �" 2 or more people �" all weaving supplies are provided.
WHAT TO BRING: Bring camera, water, snacks, clothes that you don’t mind getting dye on, and be prepared to have an incredible day!
Yes you learn how to make a scarf, which you take home.
The classes are help at the weavers homes in San Juan.
Lunch is included and this is a one on one class.
No groups or others. You and the weaver.
Do you speak any Spanish? None of the ladies speak English.
If not, then we will have a person to help with translation.
We need at least 2 days notice to make arrangements with the weavers.
The Cottage has been here with us for almost 30 years now. It has served as a room for friends who visit us from the States and for local friends who would enjoy spending the night.
After arriving in San Juan at the boat docks you climb a steep hill that has unique textile, painting, and art stalls on either side of the street. Most of these products are produced by cooperatives of women from the village. The art here is very unique and unlike what you find in other villages around the lake. You also see many murals painted on the side of buildings throughout San Juan that are an expression of their culture.
Calle Santander, Panajachel, Guatemala
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Lake Atitlan Guatemala, Panajachel, Guatemala