Asociacion de Mujeres en Colores Botanico, San Juan la Laguna

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  • We Attend a talk in this place about the process that is taken to make the colorful fabric that abounds in Guatemala. The talk is very detailed and interactive and, personally as an artist was interesting the explanation of how the pigments are obtained. They Have for sale handicrafts made with this fabric and handmade chocolate of flavors (probably the best chocolate I have tried in a long time).
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  • 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...  more »
  • I chanced upon this co-op by taking a chance on a sign directing me down a little path between the houses. I was greeted by lovely women, a great shop full of fabulous textiles and a small museum with some gorgeous vintage pieces. You can also learn about the natural dying process. I took a private 2 day (8 hour) backstrap loom class with Cecilia who patiently showed me how to weave and guided me through to the completion of my first piece - all in the cooperatives peaceful garden at the front of the shop. If you really want to appreciate the work that goes into this art form I truly recommend taking a class here!
  • Purchased some absolutely beautiful pieces from this cooperative. The women who work in the shop are lovely and proud of their craft. Don't be put off by the winding streets providing access, it is well worth a stop if you are in San Juan.
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