Guatemalan textiles, straight from our weavers. Guatemalan Textiles can be found in every Village, Pueblo, throughout Guatemala. The technique used for creation of these amazing textiles by the local weavers is called Back Strap Weaving.
The weavers start with cotton, white and brown raw cotton, the cotton is hand spun and then dyed using, roots, bark, herbs and other plant based products. The dyed cotton is then color set. This prevents the Textiles from running when washed and or fading.
The gateway to Lake Atitlan Panajachel is awash in factory-produced textiles made from industrial cotton and synthetic dyes. Our Guatemalan textiles, are straight from the local weaver’s we support and work with.
We 100% guarantee that our Guatemalan textiles, are straight from the weavers.
Guatemalan textiles are straight from our weaver’s in the villages of San Juan La Laguna, Santa Catarina Palopo and San Antonio Palopo.
Our feature product in this post is from the Lema Weaving Cooperative in the Village of San Juan on Lake Atitlan. This is a hand woven, tote bag with stunning colors with intreget detailed finishing work. This Tote Bag took a week to dye, weaver and finish. Machine washable with color fast natural dyes.