Backstrap Weaving in San Juan

Backstrap Weaving Demonstrations Program:

  • Visit our organic natural dye and medicinal plant garden (cancelled in the case of bad weather)
  • Natural dyeing demonstration
  • Handwrap yarn into balls
  • Stretch threads around the warping board to create the design
  • ikat tying demonstration
  • liso backstrap weaving demonstration

Time: from 9 am to 3 pm (flexible)
Price: for information about our prices, please contact us.

The artisans are paid a fair wage for their time and involvement in each of the activities. Proceeds support our social community programs. (Pricing includes a tax donation receipt for US citizens)

Tours are in English and Spanish.

Included: Round trip transportation from Maya Traditions office to the community and typical lunches (vegetarian and vegan meals available upon request).

Tours are customizable. Homestay, private transportation, and other services can be arranged.

Take a closer look at the artisan cooperative of San Juan La Laguna here.