Textile Workshops Guatemala
For tourists traveling to Guatemala the experience of learning the art of Mayan Textile production in a one-day workshop with Mayan Weavers offers great appeal experiencing Textile Workshops.
Guests have the opportunity to spend a day one on one with a weaver in her home. After a day of weaving most quests, leave with a scarf or shawl made with your own hands, yes the weavers offered help and training.
For those serious about learning the entire Textile production process, we suggest a two-day Textile Workshops. Day 1 is working with the cotton, learning how to spin the cotton, dying, and preparing the cotton for weaving.
Day 2 is weaving techniques, patterns, and the mixture of color threads into a finished product. You may also purchase Yarns and a Back Strap Loom to take home to continue your education as a Mayan Weaver.
We have worked with Mayan Weavers for the last nine years and are supported by Ethical Fashion Guatemala, EFG is not an NGO and does not accept donations. Ethical Fashion Guatemala provides the means for Guatemalan Artisans including Weavers access to Global Markets for the products produced.
Textile workshops provide those interested in an Authentic Experience the rare opportunity, in a private setting the chance to engage in cultural exchange and to learn about Weaving and Textile technique passed down from Mayan family members over hundreds of years.
Maya textiles are the clothing and other textile arts of the Maya peoples, indigenous peoples of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Belize. Women have traditionally created textiles in Maya society, and textiles were a significant form of ancient Maya art and religious beliefs. They were considered a prestige good that would distinguish the commoners from the elite. According to Brumfiel, some of the earliest weaving found in Mesoamerica can date back to around 1000-800 B.C.E
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