• Lake Atitlan Weaving School & Classes

    Lake Atitlan Weaving School & Classes are provided by Ethical Fashion Guatemala Tours,

    Workshops and Classes provide the Artisans of Lake Atitlan Guatemala with additional income.

    Educates consumers about the quality of handmade products they produce.

    Creating a true cultural experience for our guests.

  • Lake Atitlan Weaving Workshops & Classes

    Lake Atitlan Weaving Workshops & Classes are held in Panajachel, San Juan La Laguna, San Pedro La Laguna, and Santiago Atitlan. Located in the Highlands of Guatemala.

  • Lake Atitlan Weaving School

    The workshops and classes are like taking a step back in time — centuries of Mayan Weaving traditions and a relaxed lifestyle, framed by beautiful mountains surrounding Lake Atitlan

Lake Atitlan Weaving School Class Details

Lake Atitlan Weaving School

Ethical Fashion Guatemala Lake Atitlan Weaving School Classes explore the weaving traditions found in San Juan La Laguna located along the shoreline of Lake Atitlan Guatemala.

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Lake Atitlan Weaving Workshops & Classes Panajachel

Our Weaving School feature the Tz’utujil Maya weavers of San Juan La Laguna  are incredible women known throughout the country for their traditional back strap weaving technique and for making their own pure organic cotton thread, employing natural dyes, and the use of banana leaves as the natural mordent to help set the dye.

The Mayan women grow their own cotton, harvest it by hand, spin it using ancient techniques, and then use natural dyes and colorants derived from locally found plants, tree, bark, berries, leaves, roots, wood, and insects.

Some of the plants that they use for dyeing are coconut shell, pericón, pepper, beets, eucalyptus, purple basil, hibiscus flowers, and achiote, among many others.

From the spinning of the yarn and the intricate designs and symbols woven into the textiles, to the colors used express a wealth of meaning about the Mayan weaver, culture, and traditions.

Lake Atitlan Weaving School

Lake Atitlan Weaving School in San Juan La Laguna and San Pedro La Laguna. Weaving Schools and classes are by Casa Flor Ixcaco Weaving Cooperative

The workshops and classes are like taking a step back in time — centuries of Mayan Weaving traditions and a relaxed lifestyle, framed by beautiful mountains surrounding Lake Atitlan with three looming volcanoes, a stunning lake, and striking green vegetation engulfed in colorful tropical flowers.

Weaving School

DURATION: roughly 7-8 hours

LOCATION: San Juan La Laguna

TRIP PHYSICAL LEVEL: Easy & Relaxed

TRIP DETAILS: $95.00 (Q732) – 1 person (private workshop)

$85.00 (Q665) – 2 or more people  – all weaving supplies are provided.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a camera, water, snacks, and clothes that you don’t mind getting dye on, and be prepared to have an incredible day!

Lake Atitlan Weaving School

This is a one-of-a-kind, hands-on experience, under the guidance of master Tz’utujil Maya women weavers as you learn how to make and spin the thread, dye it, and then weave the thread using traditional back strap weaving methods.

Ethical Fashion Guatemala Weaving Workshops & Classes can be customized based on the number of days you would like and on your experience.

The Weaving Workshop covers from beginners and experienced weavers, textile and fiber artists, knitters, designers, and anyone who wants to learn more about back strap weaving.

We take care of all the weaving supplies, you will have lunch on the home of the Weaver, so come ready to learn and have a great time.

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