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Lema Association

Open Now: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Beautiful, Natural Textiles and Demonstrations

I love to stop in at Lema whenever I'm in San Juan! The textiles are just beautiful, and they... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Excellent hand made goods

The people at Lema are great! Their products are some of the nicest in the area, well made, and... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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Lema, one of the oldest weaving cooperatives in the Solola region, is located in the center of the historic and tranquil town of San Juan La Laguna that borders Lake Atitlan. All of the textiles at Lema are made by local artisians that use natural...more
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San Juan la Laguna 07017, Guatemala
+502 5866 8446
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

I love to stop in at Lema whenever I'm in San Juan! The textiles are just beautiful, and they capture the traditional arts of dyeing and weaving while also incorporating great, trendy designs. The women are always friendly and helpful; they often answer my natural...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

The people at Lema are great! Their products are some of the nicest in the area, well made, and well designed.

Thank tickflea
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Another great weaving store that is home to handmade items from hacks sacks to hammocks! What a great family that runs this store, they are such caring and loving people. Definitely go check them out and see what all they have to offer!

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 13 April 2017

This cooperative of women are some of the sweetest and most inspiring women I have ever met. San Juan La Laguna is not quite in the radar of most tourists visiting Lake Atitlan, but it really should be! Mostly because of this cooperative. This cooperative...More

1  Thank cbartonicek
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We wandered into the shop to find not only beautiful colors and patterns in the fabrics but also wonderful artwork being painted on the columns. With little understanding of each other's languages, we then were given a delightful and informative demonstration of how the fabrics...More

Thank tommNJ
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I stopped in looking around town nice cotton clothing, I bought a cream colored shirt for 120Q lower cost here than several other places.

Thank DeliaLop
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I stayed with the family above the shop and had an absolute blast. They are truly down to earth and sweet people. I participated in the weaving workshop and while I struggled personally, the women were patient and managed to correct my many mistakes. After,...More

1  Thank drewtippet
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I did the weaving class with Tanja, and it was amazing. It's great to make your own scarve, of course with the help of the real weavers :-) and in the mean time they tell you about the deying techniques and about their life. The...More

Thank Lieselotte V
Reviewed 3 January 2016

As a part of a cultural tour of the pueblo we visited this store where the store manager was sitting weaving , explained the dying method in Spanish. We had already been to another cooperative but were attracted to the unusual display items. The colours...More

1  Thank dr_ruthSydney
Reviewed 11 September 2015

This small shop has some of the most beautifully made shawls and scarves I have seen in Guatemala. The cooperative is also full of extremely friendly and thoughtful women who help visitors feel welcome. While it's smaller than other cooperatives in town, and they do...More

2  Thank Amy B
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