The vision for Casa Flor Ixcaco started in 1950
Lake Atitlan Casa Flor Ixcaco, Seven year-old Teresa Ujpan Perez’s interest in back-strap weaving has always been part of her life.
The economical condition of Guatemala impelled her to move to the coast and begin work as a cotton picker. The job allowed her to learn all about the plant and its cultivation.
Lake Atitlan Casa Flor Ixcaco Women Weavers Guatemala
¨Casa Flor Ixcaco Women Weavers Guatemala envisions fostering education and supporting children in San Juan La Laguna through scholarships and financial aid.
By selling and commercializing our natural weaving products, we can ensure a better future for our children so they can not only finish their studies, but also continue on to college.¨
Lake Atitlan Casa Flor Ixcaco is about the art
Lake Atitlan Casa Flor Ixcaco Women Weavers Guatemala uses Technology to reach the global market. Traditional and elegant Mayan art is isolated from the city, however, connecting the work of the cooperative to the international community allows for an unprecedented market bridge – and a hope of sustainability. As consumers, we have the power to choose to wear artisan crafts that support present day livelihood development, environmental sustainability, and a rare and surviving Mayan culture of women in the arts.