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Casa Flor Ixcaco

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Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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I will never look at a piece of cloth the same way again

I can't say I ever thought much about weaving and dying. However, after the demonstration with... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Joshiewoshie
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Toronto
Great textiles without the hassle

I'm immediately turned off by pushy shop owners and sales people. We got the exact opposite here... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Jellis7
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San Francisco, California
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Casa Flor Ixcaco is San Juan's only Weaving Cooperative that dedicates itself to perserving the skill of spinning natural cotton thread. The products are made by 20 local women using mayan methods that were passed down for many generations. The...more
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Calle Principal | Zona 1, San Juan la Laguna 07017, Guatemala
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+502 5822 7541
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All reviews natural dyes for sale high quality co op finished product san juan entire process lake atitlan beautiful textiles boiling water available for purchase mayan women flawless english weaving process beautiful hand delfina clothes
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

I can't say I ever thought much about weaving and dying. However, after the demonstration with Johana, I was truly blown away. The amount of work and artistry in creating these pieces by hand is astounding. I was amazed at the dying process. I never...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

I'm immediately turned off by pushy shop owners and sales people. We got the exact opposite here. Great experience at a reasonable price. The sales benefit the collective of women who make them in San Juan.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jellis7
Reviewed 16 September 2018

What a fantastic place - even if you're not interested in purchasing anything. Sit for a demonstration (questions and answers as well) in English as your Mayan weaver explains the production process from beginning to end. It is fascinating how the beautiful colors of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is the oldest women's weaving cooperative in San Juan la Laguna. The shop is filled with beautiful hand made items, ranging from handbags, to blouses, to rugs and beaded jewelry. They have daily weaving demonstrations as well. And - you don't have to worry...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ClaireMcGeePhotog
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Fascinating talk and demonstration in excellent English about everything from raw cotton, through spinning, dyeing and back-strap weaving. Best quality, well priced handmade craft on sale in the shop. Drinks available to purchase and clean toilet. Out two teenage boys were equally impress d and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

Very nice and large, varied selection of textiles, but overpriced compared to other textile shops in San Juan la Laguna. I was super excited to visit here based on all of the reviews, but have been let down each time I visited. The staff all...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ChrisW9565
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Our visit to this unusual shop began with a lively demonstration of dying and weaving techniques by artist Delfina. This was a great introduction to the shop, as we learned about the incredible effort and artistry that goes into the creation of each item. (In...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I now this place by community tourist guide who accompanied us when arriving at the town from panajachel by boat across the lake. We had a tour through different cooperatives of the inhabitants of the town but the one that impressed me the most was...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ana sofia M
Reviewed 1 March 2018

I loved this place immediately. The people I met, Rosa and Johanna, were very friendly, professional and helpful. Loved the demonstration that Rosa did and learned a lot. I also love that most products tell you what plant the dyes came from, what colour of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank phildynan
Reviewed 11 February 2018

People(Maya) dress so much more interestingly and colorfully in Guatemala than in the US. At Casa Flor Ixcaco on Lake Atitlan they demonstrate the entire process of making cotton textiles from scratch. For very low prices you can buy beautiful handmade(on back-strap looms) clothes and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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I took a tuc tuc, but all that was already booked by the travel agency. "Columbus Luxury Travel"
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