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Cojolya Museum and Store

Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
+502 7721 7268
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Informative display and demonstration

I visited a number of weaving and textile museums in Guatemala, and the display here was best at... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Elizabeth B
via mobile
Spectacular!

We took a weaving class in the morning, and then visited some weavers in the afternoon. The class... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
crader
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I visited a number of weaving and textile museums in Guatemala, and the display here was best at explaining the actual weaving process. It also provided good background on the history, evolution, and mythology surrounding Mayan weaving. The displays fit neatly in one moderately sized...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We took a weaving class in the morning, and then visited some weavers in the afternoon. The class was fun, and we laughed a lot as we tried our hand at backstrap weaving. The Maya women teaching us were very patient and fun. The tours...More

Thank crader
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I could not speak more highly of Cojolya and the work that they do in the Santiago Atitlan community! I am a foreigner who has lived in the area for two years and I can attest that Cojolya is known locally as a socially responsible,...More

Thank RCStravels
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We (a friend and I) signed up to take a back strap weaving class at Cojolya. Everything about the experience was great. The people at Cojolya (a women's cooperative) were wonderful, helpful and provided interpreting services when needed. The teacher, Maria, was terrific....extremely patient and...More

Thank cswoodworth
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I'm on a three month trip in Central America and this was definitely one of the highlights for me. My teacher Maria was brilliant and friendly, and I really enjoyed learning from her...It was a great way to meet a local and I went to...More

Thank Rhiannon S
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I am not a shopper and I have been to many textile centers on Lake Atitlan. This was irresistible. Exquisite quality, modern designs and such a lovely, helpful man behind the counter. No pressure to buy.

Thank dmac08
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We had a chance to visit this store/museum/craft center. The project is a collective comprised by mostly women who weave traditional Mayan textiles. A "volunteer" from the States who is working there for a year gave us a tour and told us about the great...More

Thank Noromebound
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I highly recommend contacting the Cojolya Association in advance to book a two-hour tour. The tour offers a fantastic opportunity to learn about the Association, including its history, partner artisans, and the design process. During the tour, we met several of the artisans. They explained...More

1  Thank lpalantone
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The museum is near the market, a bit on the outskirts of town, but it is the perfect place to learn about Guatemala's greatest handicraft. The weavings are separated by village and region, so you can see what is done in each part of the...More

1  Thank evlanton
Reviewed 17 April 2016

It is a small museum but with very good information about the history of the people,s weaving clothing. Seeing how the looms working and how the clothing is worn. The shops has some very nice items for sale. It is amazing to see in the...More

Thank ClassicStrider
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