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Casa Flor Ixcaco

Calle Principal | Zona 1, San Juan la Laguna 07017, Guatemala
+502 5822 7541
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Beautiful textiles, along with weaving demonstrations

Our visit to this unusual shop began with a lively demonstration of dying and weaving techniques by... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
roadtripper011
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A wonderful place to learn the techniques of Mayan fabrics

I now this place by community tourist guide who accompanied us when arriving at the town from... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
ana sofia M
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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 products are 100 % natural and handmade. Visitors learn more about the spinning and dying process in a demonstration and can sign up for weaving and dyeing classes.
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“natural dyes” (17 reviews)
“for sale” (7 reviews)
“high quality” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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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

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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

Thank ana sofia M
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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

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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

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the presentation of the Mayan art and the shop is very nice. People where friendly. We recommend it.

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Our tour guide, Sam, brought us to Casa Flor Ixaco. We received a wonderful educational tour of Mayan textiles from cotton balls to the beautiful textiles they produce. The staff was very hospitable and eager to share any and all information about the weaving and...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We received a high quality demonstration from Delphine, who is one of the local weavers. She explained the process of creating woven goods as well as the philosophy of the cooperative using flawless English. There was an extensive range of products available for purchase.

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This has to be one of the greatest places to visit in all of San Juan. The free overview of the cotton pulling, dying, weaving process is loved by all and after the quick seminar you can explore all the art made by local weaves....More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Everything there is handmade, the Painting and weaving the threads- extraordinary items. People there are very nice and kind. We liked the place very much, nice place, highly recommended

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

What an pleasurable learning experience! Walk into this calm structure and ask one of the women to explain what they do! You will be so pleasantly surprised and come away with not only learning, but a deep appreciation for what these women do to create...More

Thank Leslie P
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