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Cojolya Museum and Store

Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala
+502 7721 7268
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Fun short weaving class, no English though

We stopped in at Cojolya looking to visit the weaving museum. Just to be clear it’s not really a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Randy H
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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Beautiful textiles

This is the place to come for a bit of context regarding local history and the place that weaving... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Casa62
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in at Cojolya looking to visit the weaving museum. Just to be clear it’s not really a museum, it’s a weaving product store with a little bit of info and usually someone weaving in the back. They offer weaving classes of various lengths....More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

This is the place to come for a bit of context regarding local history and the place that weaving plays. The handiworks are gorgeous, several cuts above the mass produced stuff on display in the markets and on the streets. Worth a visit

1  Thank Casa62
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

We joined the Cojolya Association for a community tour to visit some of their local weaving businesses and had a great time. We were able to try out the techniques ourselves and learn about the Maya traditions. A great way to get to know the...More

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Reviewed May 17, 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

1  Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed April 14, 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
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Reviewed March 27, 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

1  Thank RCStravels
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Reviewed March 16, 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

1  Thank cswoodworth
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Reviewed March 11, 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
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Reviewed January 10, 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
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Reviewed October 21, 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
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