We will depart very early from Antigua Guatemala to move to the City of Quetzaltenango.
Upon arrival, we will start our tour in a small town called Momostenango which is the most important center of the region for its handicrafts and handmade wool products.
We will visit the local market and then,
share the rest of the day with a family of indigenous craftsmen who from generation to generation have inherited the art of producing carpets and blankets made by hand with organic materials.
We will learn everything about this work, from how to process the raw wool, to form the threads, to dyed them naturally with plants, until we see how they weave the blankets on wood looms.
We will share a typical lunch with the family and learn to make the traditional corn “tortillas”.
In the afternoon, we will visit a social business called Y'abal, this company empowers indigenous women, so that they can market their tissues and therefore become small entrepreneurs. Here we will learn how to use the waist loom for the elaboration of "Huipiles" which is the traditional costume of the Guatemalan indigenous culture and visit a Museum to learn more about the subject.
We will dine in a beautiful place that has a panoramic view of the city of Xela.