Casa Flor Ixcaco
Casa Flor Ixcaco
5
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
If you would like to have an unique experience Casa Flor Ixcaco will be the best option for you and your family, We are Mayan weavers focus in preserving all techniques, we are working with different types of cotton, We also offer demonstration and workshops about our work. Contact us.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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zipty22
Maryland652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Family
I've been to a collective before in Peru, but I learned a little bit more here. The woman who did the demonstration on how the fabric pieces are done spoke very good english and explained how everything is run very well.
Written 8 July 2024
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JC L
Rochester, NY26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This is the place to go when visiting San Juan and wanting to get authentic Mayan weavings. My group really enjoyed Ana's care in showing us around the store, and especially appreciated the demonstration and talk that Delfina offered us to explain how the cotton is harvested, spun, and dyed to be ready to weave. She gave us such wonderful information about how the cooperative was formed and how it supports the Mayan women artisans with fair pay and ethical practices all around. It felt so good to be able to support their mission and the female weavers as I shopped for such high quality, hand woven products. There are a lot of places to buy woven items in San Juan and around Lake Atitlan, but I highly encourage you to make the trip to Casa Flor Ixcaco, to learn about their work and the collective, and to spend your money with the first and longest running Mayan women collective of weavers. You'll be very happy that you did given their great quality, and the mission you're supporting.
Written 13 March 2024
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The Wandering Reviewer
Melbourne, Australia11,970 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Friends
Privileged to visit #casaflorixaco

This female founded and women-run cooperative empowers women weavers of #sanjuanguatemala in the #atitlanlake region. They work exclusively with #organicpigments . Using traditional looms and working with natural dyes of seeds, leaves, flowers, tree bark, the team also grows their own we plant our own cotton in 4 native colors.
It started around 30 years ago and now has a group of 34 women who mostly weave from home.
I’m another reason why I travel - to meet, learn, connect and support local women.

#intrepidtravel @intrepidtravel #bestofcentralamerica #thewanderingreviewer #sanjuanweavers #sanjuanlalagunasololá
Written 15 July 2023
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Vivian H
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Best description of weaving and tie dyeing I have ever had, after many years in Guatemala and countless demonstrations....and in English!!! Also great items for sale and a delicious lunch at their cooperative.
Written 16 March 2023
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Larry H
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Our group of nine visited this weaving cooperative and received a wonderful demonstration by Ana showing how the marvelous textiles are made. The quality of their goods is great and cooperative ensures that the weavers get 80% of the sale and the cooperative has 20% for operating expenses. Ana’s mother language is a Mayan dialect. She learned Spanish and then English on her own. Her skill in both languages was remarkable.
Written 4 March 2023
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Traveltheorient
San Antonio, TX595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
It was a very unique and interesting experience to learn about all the natural dyes and the weaving process. I don't think it is easy for anyone (unless you are native expert) to know what is hand made and what is not... Nevertheless, the explanations were interesting.
Written 31 January 2023
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Redfoxwellness
Great Barrington, MA100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
A great place to shop AND to learn! I came here to learn botanical dyeing and traditional backstrap weaving and I am SO GLAD that I did. I just walked into the shop and Delphine, the shopkeeper, helped me arrange the classes. I picked the project that I wanted to do (options might include a wall hanging, a table runner, four place mats, a scarf, etc.) and selected the botanical dyes that I wanted to work with. Then, the next day, I went back to the shop and there was an elderly Mayan lady waiting there to take me to her home for the classes. I worked with Nicolessa and her daughter, Ruth, for eight mornings on this project. It was, without a doubt, one of the highlights of my time in Central America trip. I loved spending time with them in their home and they were so patient and kind. I learned the whole process of botanical dyeing and wove four beautiful placemats. I gained such an appreciation for the artistry of these women and it was a great cultural experience. I now understand how much time and effort goes into crafting these beautiful textiles and will think twice before trying to bargain too hard in the markets! If you don’t have time to do both the weaving and the dyeing, you could always choose to do just one or the other and you could also choose a smaller project than the one that I chose to do. Don’t worry if your Spanish skills are limited—it won’t matter! This is hands-on learning at its best and your teachers have experience working with foreigners like me who don’t speak much Spanish. I highly suggest offering a tip or giving some gifts (fresh fruit is always a good choice) to the teachers at the end of the classes. They seemed to really appreciate it when I brought fresh fruit, eggs, pancake mix, canned peaches, cereal bars for the kids, etc. I also gave a cash tip at the end of the week. I would do these classes again in a heartbeat. I hope to come back again next year!
Written 2 March 2022
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Abigail L
Boston, MA16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
So amazing! We learned so much about how they dye and weave and got the opportunity to talk to a weaver for free! Their products are beautiful.
Written 22 February 2022
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Crystal C
Arlington, TX22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
This amazing place is an absolute DO NOT MISS. We wandered in here just on a day trip and it has become one of the top 3 places I’ve ever visited. We watched a presentation on how these talented women make the most beautiful garments to blankets by hand. These women work tirelessly and with some of the most talented artistry I’ve seen. The goods are sold in the shop, it opened my eyes and my heart to the talent and timelessness of some of the basic things we take fir granted. If you are lucky enough to visit- well, you’re lucky enough.
Written 7 September 2021
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Katrina Julia
Atlanta, GA330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Many of the villages, indigenous cultures, and Mayan women support themselves around Lake Atitlan via weaving cooperatives like Casa Flor Ixcaco in San Juan La Laguna. I learned about Casa Flor via Trip Advisor and decided to visit.

Depending on if you are spending One Day at Lake Atitlan or longer, you could visit Casa Flor Ixcaco for a weaving demonstration for about an hour or so. If you are staying at Lake Atitlan longer, you may consider a weaving experience like making your own scarf for a three hour or half day workshop for 150Q-300Q (about $20-$40). Make sure you visit their Website, Facebook, and Message WhatsApp to reserve for a workshop. *Prices subject to change.

I did my demo with Ana and she is amazing! She explained and showed me so much in 30 min! I got some souvenirs for friends! I will def be back when I return to GT for a scarf making workshop
Written 26 June 2021
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