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Don't Miss this Beautiful Shop

Stopped in one evening for a quick shopping trip. Items are beautiful and very well-made. Knowing... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
jot971
Learned to weave on my own time!

I just walked in one day because I was curious and the daughter of the woman living there told me I... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
Junia K
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed June 30, 2014

A visit to Trama Textiles is a must-do if you're ever in Xela! The shop sells a huge range of beautiful handmade products - all made under fair wage working conditions, so you can treat yourself and pick up a few gifts, and do something good for local communities at the same time. The weaving school (within the same premises as the shop) is a fantastic way to spend a few days - seriously think about extending your stay in Xela so that you can take one of their 10 hour courses and weave your own scarf. The ladies that run the organisation are wonderful and welcoming. You will learn so much from them, and it's a great way to practice your Spanish too!

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Marisa P
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

If in Xela you must stop by TRAMA Textiles! Wether you want to bring back home a piece of mayan culture, learn the art of weaving or simply observe the process you will be welcomed in a friendly atmosphere. Learning about weaving is a great way to learn about the Guatemalan history as TRAMA was born of the consequences of the civil war. This organization empowers women by allowing them to earn a fair wage and support their families. It is a truly authentic experience!

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank FrutopiaJugoXela
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you want to have a real experience in Guatemala and Xela you have to go to TRAMA Textiles! They are very frendly and welcome you in order to explain the real guatemalan weaving. Those women lived the sad past of Guatemala but today they are at the head of a huge cooperative who really help the Guatemalan women and want to promote the mayan art & heritage.
I really advice to stop by the cooperatuve they can show you and explain you this wonderful art of weaving and the real life of a Guatemalan woman,
Authentic and beautiful!

Date of experience: March 2014
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

I was a volunteer at TRAMA in the summer of 2012, and loved it so much that I came back again in the summer of 2013! It's an incredibly authentic, meaningful experience. You can also just stop by the store they have and buy awesome products from the cooperative.

All the products are absolutely beautiful, well-made and are supporting such incredible women.

If you are in Guatemala, make the trip to Xela just to go here!

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Rebekah F
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

I had a great experience visiting Trama Textiles both as a customer and volunteer. The women are very friendly and the textiles are beautiful! Learning to weave is very interesting (and definitely a fun challenge!) and the atmosphere is fun, informal, and welcoming.

Stop by if you're in Xela and bring home a memento of Guatemala!

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Will H
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