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Trama Textiles

Calle 10-56 3a | Zona 1, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
+502 7765 8564
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Great Cause

The video was very informative and the women make beautifully woven textiles. Definitely worth the... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Boca Raton, Florida
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Wonderful co-operative to support

Come to TRAMA to volunteer, tour, shop, or weave! TRAMA is a beautiful woman's co-operative that... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2016
Maleny C
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We are Trama Textiles, a 100% worker-owned women's weaving cooperative in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. We have a local shop in Xela, where we sell our handwoven accessories, homewares and clothing, and offer weaving classes to teach people the ancient art of Mayan weaving. We work with over 400 women, in 17 weaving groups, across five regions in Guatemala's Western highlands. We pay our artisans a fair wage, which they determine, meaning they can provide a sustainable income for themselves and their families. VISIT OUR STORE: Our products are all handwoven by our women artisans, using traditional Mayan weaving techniques. All our products are made with 100% cotton, pre-washed, and double woven with premier grade thread, to make sure they are the highest quality and won't shrink or fade. By buying our products, you help women in our region earn a sustainable income, while maintaining their beautiful Mayan weaving traditions. LEARN TO WEAVE: We offer weaving classes, so you can learn how to weave directly from our artisans. Our classes vary in price and time, depending on what you want to make, from a 1 hour demonstration from $5 USD to making your own scarf or table runner from between $23 USD and $79 USD. FREE TOUR AND VIDEO: WE offer a free tour and video, including a chat with our artisans, and a 25 minute documentary about the history and inspirational stories of our weavers. VOLUNTEER WITH US: We offer free-free long and short term volunteer positions, allowing you to experience Guatemalan culture, gain new skills and practise your Spanish.
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Calle 10-56 3a | Zona 1, Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala
+502 7765 8564
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The video was very informative and the women make beautifully woven textiles. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank Kim33486
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Come to TRAMA to volunteer, tour, shop, or weave! TRAMA is a beautiful woman's co-operative that supports local artisans by providing fair wages and educating travelers about Guatemalan culture.

1  Thank Maleny C
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I spent 5 days with TRAMA Textiles learning to weave and finding out more about their organisation. It was a wonderful experience I will always remember. I have two beautiful weavings as souvenirs! You do not need any previous experience in weaving to take a...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I love supporting Trama when I was in Xela because I know that the money from the products I bought there provided a good income for the women who made them. Not only that, but they are strong products that will last a lifetime. I...More

Thank KHBrown2016
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Realise it's a year since I visited Trama with my great teacher Saúl from Proyecto Lingüístico (Dec. 17 2014 - pace tripadvisor's compulsory mis-dating). As you will find out if you watch the video here, there are some ways of weaving traditional textiles which are...More

Thank SeniorMomentum
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Stopped off here whilst staying in Xela. Great little charity that works with cooperatives of women across Guatemala and supports them with the sale of their woven goods. We watched a 20 min video all about the charity and its history, very interesting. There are...More

1  Thank RichardEllis70
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Great designs of tables cloths dresses and belts in this wombs cooperative. Local stuff to help the locals, we found some nice designs here.

Thank PeterSilvainMooij
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Trama is a great place to stop by if you want to get off the tourist trail in Guatemala and really find out more about the culture. They run weaving courses, where you work with the women from the cooperative to make yourself a scarf,...More

2  Thank Celia W
Reviewed 9 August 2014

A true Mayan cultural experience. Work side by side with the women of Trama Textiles to make your own scarf, table runner or both! There was a group of 4 girls from the U.S. yesterday having the time of their life. Your fun supports their...More

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 30 July 2014

If you want to truly experience and see the Mayan culture and way of life in Xela then a visit to Trama Textiles has to be on the top of your list! Located within a couple of blocks of Parque Central, you can choose to...More

1  Thank Shmisa
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Christeena B
7 June 2015|
Response from Trama T | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for your interest in Trama! With one or two days you can either watch a weaving demonstration, make a sample cloth (5h) or a full scarf which takes 10 h but can be split over the two days. Hope this helps and we... More