These beautiful ponchos are woven from 100% organic cotton which is grown in house. After removing the flowers and seeds by hand, the cotton is hand spun using age-old techniques. The deep, rich colours come from all-natural dyes. Each handcrafted poncho takes 3 weeks to make.
In the 1980's the civil strife in Guatemala resulted in the loss of over 400 weaving styles. In the 1990s, the women of San Juan decided to form Casa Flor Ixcaco so that woman of all ages could keep the culture and craft alive, as well provide livelihood opportunities for the widowed, poor, and young.
Today, there are 23 women weavers that are working with Casa Flor Ixcaco.