Women's Textile Cooperatives

San Juan la Laguna:
There are three women’s textile cooperatives in this small town. The women gather leaves, roots, bark, and other natural materials to make their own dyes, and produce weavings of great beauty.

FEDEPMA: Federación de Pueblos Mayas
About thirty women participate in this cooperative.
Store: La 5ª Calle Y 7ª Av. , Zona 2 Cantón XAK´AL, San Juan La Laguna, Sololá
     Telephone: (502) 4188-2970.
Office: Canton Pames Carretera a Finca Tzantzi’apa’, San Pedro La Laguna, Sololá
     Web Site: www.fedepmasolola.org.gt
     E-mail: info@fedepmasolola.org.gt
     Telephone: (502) 7823-7770 / 7823-7771 / 5834-2797 / 5834-6931
Sales:  Contact Ana Nineth Cholotío Hernández at (502) 4751-7850
     E-mail: ventas@fedepmasolola.org.gt

Ixoq Ajkeem
The name of this women’s cooperative means “Woman Weaver” in Tz’utuhil Maya.  About 20 women organized the collective in 1993, and have been helping one another to market and sell their work ever since.  
     Web Site: www.sanjuanlalaguna.org/ixoq

Associación Mujeres Tejedoras Con Tinte Natural
Association of Woman Weavers with Natural Dyes
     Rosa: 5866-8446
     Adolfo: 5678-0629
     More phone numbers: (502) 5967-7747 / 2425 9441 / 5967 7747
     Web Site: www.sanjuanlalaguna.org/lema

Pachay las Lomas:

AMIDI: Association of Indigenous Women for Holistic Development
This is an association of 40 Kaqchikel Mayan women living traditionally in Pachay las Lomas, an isolated village in the highlands of Guatemala. Many of the women are widows, in the aftermath of Guatemala’s civil war, 1960-1996. If artful, hand-woven weavings interest you, please attend private, local sales of AMIDI table linens in Healdsburg, CA.
     For more information, contact Marilee Wingert, MarileeWingert@earthlink.net.
     On Facebook, search for AMIDI Maya Women Who Farm and Weave.