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 sells 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, prepare a Guatemalan traditional dish called Pepian, explain the traditional customs in the town and show how to weave the typical dress of men and woman on a backstrap loom. You will also get insight on a traditional wedding ceremony.