Backstrap Weaving Workshop in Panajachel
Learn to weave your own work of art from an indigenous master artisan! Bring home your textile to show to family and friends - it makes the perfect souvenir.
Learn the delicate art of weaving pine needles and raffia into beautiful decorative and functional baskets.
Spend the week attending Spanish classes in the morning and learn to backstrap weave with an artisan in the afternoons before leaving on the weekend on a day tour.
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Tours are in English and Spanish
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 round trip to the community and typical lunches are included.
The artisans are paid a fair wage for their time and involvement in each of the activities.
Homestay and private transportation as well as other services can be arranged.