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Tradición familiar

It is a gorgeous place to see how the tradicional Macanas with the ikat stile are made, from the... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Cuenca, Ecuador
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Well worth a visit!

I visited this site on December 27, 2017. The weaving demonstration was wonderful. The items on... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
Alexandria, Virginia
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Sector San Pedro de los Olivos Km 10 1/2 Via Gualaceo, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

It is a gorgeous place to see how the tradicional Macanas with the ikat stile are made, from the pure wool until the last step to obtain a fabulous peace of art, a place you can't skip in your Cuenca-Gualaceo visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

I visited this site on December 27, 2017. The weaving demonstration was wonderful. The items on sale were beautiful. I bought a pair of gloves for my wife and she liked them.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this stop on my way to Gualaceo. The workshop demonstrated the various processes required to make a traditional shawl. They had one on display from three generations back that was extraordinarily beautiful but most of them were. Watching her make the fringe...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

A magnificent little textile museum/shop, run by husband-and-wife team José Jiménez and Ana Maria Ulloa. They make textiles in the traditional Cañari manner, with all steps painstakingly done by hand. Ana introduced us to their spinning and dying stations; then we went upstairs to watch...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank SteDiaAZ
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

My wife especially had a great time as the first stop on a day trip through Gualaceo, Chorteleg and St. Bartholome. The proprietor is a master artisan. We watched her son work the old hand weaving machine, then she did the intricate knot tying at...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

The owners explain the process very well. I particularly enjoyed how they make my favorite color... Red... From insects!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lucie P
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I loved seeing their work and how it is made. It is so different than the mass produced products we are used to. A great place to buy a real souvenir from Ecuador. My daughter was more interested in their cage of guinea pigs out...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank fknighton
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I loved this place. I loved learning about how these textiles are woven, the organic materials and dyes from food, insects and plants. It was amazing to hear and lean about how they embroidered certain patterns w/ the finger nails or how certain textiles take...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

The stop with OAT was nice but nothing special. The presentation on how to use a couple different types of looms and the use of natural dyes was interesting.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank somanyfoods
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We went here and met with Doña Anita, who is the owner of La Casa De La Makana. Her work is world-renown, even Selma Hayek shops at her shop. She (and her employees) gave a great presentation on how she makes all of her material,...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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