Our Online Marketplace
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We are continuing to add products to our online store, so please check back regularly! Right now we are selling a variety of handmade textiles from a cooperative in San Juan La Laguna, Ixoqui Ajkeema. Each product is unique; every women makes a different pattern, and each products is hand made with the traditional Mayan weaving techniques. Our "natural dyes" products are made with eviormentally friendly dyes found from plants local to Guatemala. We are currenlty working on integrating shipping, so for now, shipping is free!
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When you say "hand made"...."Hand made" is a bit of a misnomer for Mayan weaving, because it involves not only the hands, but the entire body. After making the plant into thread, as seen in the first picture, women use the type of backstrap loom seen below to create high-quality and unique fabrics, from which they sew all our products.
Lago Atitlan Scarves
Bright Color Totes
Natural Dye Totes
Natural Dye Pashminas
Earth Tone Scarfs
Lago Atitlan ScarvesOur specialty is the beautiful Lago Atitlan scarves, whose blue stripes evoke the waves of the Atitlan Lake small towns including San Juan surroud. Each scarf is handmade in the same method used for centuries by the Mayan women, and each woman's design is unique. Weaving is a central part of Mayan culture, and their methods are part of a Mayan cultural tradition passed down for centuries. Help support Weave A Dream through this very fashionable hand-made product. Each design is named after some part of the Mayan religious world view (English translation given below). Here's the general size and shape of the scarf:
ChalinasUsed as shawls for cool nights in the Atitlan Lake, these warm and bright pieces can be used on cold nights as oversized scarfs or wrap-arounds.
PursesPerfect for a cute purse with some personality. All include zipper and inside pocket. Measurements do not include strap.
"Violet and Blue Tones" purse:10in. X 7in. X 2.5 in. "Watermelon" purse: 10in. x 6in. x 3in.