Backstrap Weaving Demonstrations in San Juan La Laguna
Cross the stunning Lake Atitlán by boat to start the tour, visiting our organic natural dye plant garden before learning the intricate weaving techniques in San Juan.
Backstrap Weaving Demonstrations in Quiejel
See these master weavers create beautiful brocaded textiles typical to the Chichicastenango area.
Learn about the importance of corn in Maya culture, cook traditional corn tortillas, enjoy a hike to stunning views, and meet with artisans from the Patanatic cooperative.
Backstrap Weaving Demonstrations in Chuacruz
Observe the master weavers forming thread from raw ixcaco cotton, applying brocade to their backstrap-woven textiles, and using randas to join textiles.
Backstrap Weaving Demonstrations in Nahuala
Watch these women weavers creating handmade pillows, wall hangings, and textiles using the brocade technique of backstrap weaving.
Backstrap Weaving Demonstrations in Chirijox
Watch these master weavers create beautiful pieces using brocade techniques.
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Tours are in English, Spanish, and French.
Donations to support our cooperative programs through Ethical Tourism vary based on the number of participants. Participants from the US receive a tax donation as part of their receipt.
Transportation from Maya Traditions office to the community and typical lunches are included.
The artisans are paid a fair wage for their time and involvement.
Homestay and private transportation as well as other services can be arranged.
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