We are the first organization of women artisans formed in San Juan. We officially registered as a cooperative in 1988. Our experience makes us a market leader in the textile industry.
Juaneros, or people from San Juan, are known for their attachment to their traditions, with weaving one of the most deeply rooted in our community. Women are instructed from childhood on how to weave, using both backstrap looms and pedal looms.
The backstrap loom is one of the great treasures of our ancient tradition. The loom is created with rope, leather, and sticks. It is attached to the weaver's waist on one end and a tree or post on the other end. This set up causes the threads to stretch, create tension, and allow weaving on a backstrap loom. The stretched threads are then woven with horizontal threads to create woven cloth.
We use the pedal loom to make larger garments, because the loom is physically larger and can therefore create different sizes of textiles. They use feet to manage the pedals. These looms add mechanization to the same fundamental techniques of the backstrap loom.
Visit our store for a demonstration of both styles of looms.
Quality and innovation from San Juan to the world
Our textile range includes:
In addition to the store located in San Juan La Laguna, you will find our products at craft centers nationwide. Each item you purchase helps to improve the living standards of the women of association while preserving the culture of our people.
We are accredited by Atitlán Azul, which certificates we have good working practices to protect the quality of Lake Atitlan.
If you are interested in getting to know or distributing our products, or to request a catalogue, visit us at
Telephones: (502) 5116-7492
San Juan la Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala