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Cojolya Association of Maya Women Weavers

Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala | http://www.cojolya.org | http://instagram.com/cojolya
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Joined in August 2001

About Us

Despite centuries of persistent domination and systematic racism, the backstrap loom weaving technique is a key Maya art form that has persisted intact in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. Cojolya is both a registered non-profit working to improve the lives of our artisans and their families, and a certified Fair Trade organization dedicated to the conservation of the tradition, not as a historical relic, but as an economically viable source of employment for our women weavers.

Despite centuries of persistent domination and systematic racism, the backstrap loom weaving technique is a key Maya art form that has persisted intact in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. Cojolya is both a registered non-profit working to…

Areas of Focus Include

  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Women

Location

  • Centro Commercial Las Mascaras 2d Floor
    Calle Real
    Santiago Atitlán 07019
    GT

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  • Weavers
    Weavers
  • Celebration
    Celebration
  • Community education
    Community education
  • Community tours
    Community tours

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