La Casa del Algodon

La Casa del Algodon, Antigua: Hours, Address, La Casa del Algodon Reviews: 5/5

La Casa del Algodon
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Speciality & Gift Shops
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Do you want to know the meaning of Mayan textile symbols? Textiles are a peculiar language, symbols and signs that have crossed the ages and times. Some ancient symbols are impregnated with other "layers" of cosmological significance. Such is the case of symbols alluding to ritual offerings, which are woven into garments as hupiles. We want to show to our visitors the ancient Guatemalan textile culture, teaching you the Language of Mayan symbols included in our handmade cotton articles. Our home furnishing textiles are produced by artisans from remote communities of Guatemala respecting their clothing and traditional Mayan techniques and symbolism. Our goal is to bring to our visitors a fairly culture experience revealing the origin, textile techniques and figure meaning of all our cotton textiles made in Guatemala by handcraft women. Visit us and enjoy this singular shop full of culture and respect to ancient cotton Mayan textiles.
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pilarlon
Katy, TX2 contributions
The best store
Sep 2019 • Family
The best textiles store in Antigua. Beautiful products, good prices. The owner is very friendly and nice. I wanted to buy everything. Excellent quality and designs. I can’t wait to come back.
Written 10 September 2019
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LauraVA_84
4 contributions
Beautiful shop
Aug 2019 • Solo
Visited on a recent trip to Antigua. This small shop specializes in high-quality pieces that beautifully complement more neutral color schemes. Excellent and friendly service. I will definitely return on future trips, as the one-of-a-kind pieces rotate based on the production of local artisans.
Written 19 August 2019
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Thank you very much for your opinion, we love reading opinions like yours! Here we wait again. It will be a pleasure to serve you.
Written 20 August 2019
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Sonnya M
5 contributions
Beautiful textiles, excellent customer service
Apr 2019 • Couples
La Casa del Algodon (House of Cotton) is a very special boutique with unique textile products for your home --all of them original pieces hand made by very talented Guatemalan artisans. Jacqueline, the Founder and General Manager, is fabulous. She is so friendly and has a very customer oriented approach. Jacqueline helped my husband and I choose a beautiful runner and matching place mats for our new dining room table. She gave us several options, made some recommendations about the symbols to use, the design, and the color. She really helped us make our decision because since everything was so beautiful, it would have been quite difficult for us to narrow down and come to a final decision by ourselves. She then communicated with us via email and WhatsApp to finalize the details of our order, including final cost. I think the price was reasonable for the quality of the product and the fact that it is handmade and made to order.

From beginning to end, the process was smooth, and we just felt very well taken care of. We personally traveled again to Antigua to pick up the pieces, and of course we were not disappointed.

I highly recommend this boutique --it is quite a gem in the beautiful city of Antigua, and definitely consult with Jacqueline for that personalized touch and expert opinion!
Written 13 June 2019
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Dear Sonnya, thank you very much for your appreciation. Our beloved work makes sense when there are clients like you who know how to value Guatemalan textile crafts. Today we can still enjoy the authentic textile crafts of Guatemala in our house. The artisans of Guatemala are very talented and have known how to maintain the technique, designs and worldview of the Mayan civilization over generations. La Casa del Algodón tries to contribute with a good service to the client, the exquisiteness of the authenticity of Guatemala. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon.
Written 14 June 2019
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Aletero
3 contributions
Everything is beautiful
May 2019 • Couples
It is hard to find another place with such beautiful products, quite different from what you usually find in Antigua. Staff is friendly and very informative, the owner is great.
Written 29 May 2019
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Dear customer: Thank you very much for your opinion. In this place in La Antigua Guatemala we love the textile crafts of this country and we try to offer the best and most beautiful product that the artisans of different Communities make with great affection. Here we wait again when you like!
Written 30 May 2019
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Karem B
Sofia, Bulgaria5 contributions
Gorgeous textiles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Had the opportunity to visit and shop this lovely shop, the staff is highly knowledgeable and truly enjoyed learning the fine details of the designs and fabrics.
Written 5 May 2019
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Thank you very much for your appreciation. True, we are very satisfied that our staff knows well the product that is made in Guatemala and we sell in La Casa del Algodón. When we return to this place we would love to continue showing you our beautiful products.
Written 7 May 2019
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Betsy H
Bel Air, Maryland, United States8 contributions
Beautiful inventory
Mar 2019 • Couples
We just happened upon this boutique, and so glad we did. My shawl is beautiful and I get many compliments. We are now shopping on line with them for some pillows. It is a must visit.
Written 2 April 2019
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Dear Customer We are very happy to receive these types of comments about our store. We are glad that you are enjoying your purchase. We hope to see you again and of course very soon, will be ready our online store, you can make your purchases from wherever you are. A cordial greeting.
Written 3 April 2019
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Ronelli Requena
San Ignacio, Belize12 contributions
Excellent customer service
Feb 2019 • Solo
The long walk to the store was worth it. I was greeted with a smile and assisted with everything question I had. Loved their product and the overall look of the store. I’m definitely coming back again.
Written 26 February 2019
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Dear customer, we appreciate your appreciation and we sincerely hope to see you again at La Casa del Algodón where you will receive the best personalized and specialized attention to the products we sell. We send you a cordial greeting.
Written 28 February 2019
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Susan P
2 contributions
Wonderful Artisan Textiles
Apr 2018 • Couples
A friend recommended La Casa del Algodon, and we visited the shop on our last day in Antigua. This lovely boutique is light and airy with high-quality textiles (wearable fashions and home decor) arranged beautifully. The shop-keepers were friendly and attentive. If you're looking for natural colors and unique items, La Casa del Algodon is a must-stop shopping destination.
Written 18 April 2018
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Dear customer, thank you very much for your opinion. At Casa del Algodón we are excited to receive this kind of opinions. We are always working to provide our customers a unique and quality service, showing them the beauty and history behind each handmade piece. Hope to see you again in La Casa del Algodón to continue revealing you more about Guatemalan textile culture.
Written 20 April 2018
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Daniel B
4 contributions
Great selection of Artisan produced textiles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We had the pleasure of visiting this shop on a recent trip to Antigua. The quality of the fabrics carried was top notch. The staff were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their products. It provided a great opportunity to learn and to acquire a piece of Guatemala to take back home.
Written 12 April 2018
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Dear customer, thank you very much for your opinion. At Casa del Algodón we are excited to receive this kind of opinions. We are always working to provide our customers a unique and quality service, showing them the beauty and history behind each handmade piece. Hope to see you again in La Casa del Algodón to continue revealing you more about Guatemalan textile culture.
Written 16 April 2018
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buhrynuk
Nanaimo, Canada32 contributions
High quality, unique textiles
Feb 2018 • Friends
This boutique store is an excellent addition to high-end textile shopping in Antigua. While both El Telar and Colibri focus on home decor, La Casa del Algodon also has wearable fashions in soft, muted shades that would be a stunning addition to anybody's wardrobe. While a little further away from the central park and commercial areas, it is well worth finding!
Written 22 March 2018
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