San Antonio Weaving Show

This town is known for its weavers and textiles. Mayan women in the area use a backstrap loom to weave traditional patterns. There are markets on the square that sell weavings and other crafts. Several of the women have their looms set up and will demonstrate their skills.

Visit a local women’s cooperative in an indigenous town to try double-sided weaving, practice making tortillas, and prepare a Guatemalan traditional dish called Pepian. The woman will explain to you the traditional customs of the town and show you how to weave the typical dress of men and woman on a backstrap loom. You will also get an insight on a traditional wedding ceremony.