Two weavers began Heart of the Lake or Corazon Del Lago or Heart of the Lake in 2007. We had the common goal of developing natural textile crafts. More women joined quickly and we expanded. Then we officially formed the association in 2009.
We work hard and enthusiastically to produce textiles, promote an appreciation of textiles, and share of ancient Mayan knowledge of weaving. Our name, Heart of the Lake or Corazón del Lago, reflects that the Tz’utujil culture developed around the lake. For us, the best representation of our culture is weaving.
We carefully select our raw materials. We use cotton thread and organic plants to dye the thread. Our weavings are made with either single color died threads or jaspe dyed threads. Jaspe dyed threads are created through a complicated technique that produces images in a weaving. After selecting the thread, we set ourselves the task of using the traditional backstrap loom.
The Tz'utujil weaver’s skilled hands transform the ancient wisdom of weaving into innovative textiles. We use traditional techniques with new patterns, innovative designs, and creative color combinations. We offer a wide variety of high quality, modern products that are competitively priced in the market.
Stop by our store to see a demonstration of the entire process from dyeing to weaving. Our demonstrations, our excellent product presentation, and the quality of our service were recognized by San Carlos University of Guatemala.
If you are interested in getting to know or distributing our products, visit us at
Telephones: (502) 5243-1026 y 5131-0618
San Juan La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala