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CRAFTS
OF THE MONTH

  • Mina Kimono
    Mina Kimono

    Handmade  in San Juan Laguna with cotton and natural dyes. Unique...

  • Atitlán Table Runner

    Handmade in San Juan la Laguna using backstrap loom with cotton...

  • Bamboo Fiber Infinity Scarf

    Handmade in  backstrap loom with cotton bamboo fiber and natural...

  • Sirena Bag

    Handmade in backstrap loom with organic cotton...

  • Naif Abstract Painting
    Woman with fruit baskets

    Oil painting from  San Juan la Laguna, Sololá,...

“Everything you see here comes from inside us, you can see what we feel, what we have”.

-Antonio Vásquez, Xocomeel Art Gallery

Latest Works

Latest News

  • It has been almost one year since we first met Professor Carlos and Rosita Passarelli founder and director of Caldo de Piedra. Today we are very happy and proud to announce our first donation of the year to our friends of the Community Library...

Latest Blog Post

  • YLAI 2018 Guatemala Etnica Blog Post entrepeneurs young leaders of the americas initiative

    Being an entrepreneur has been a roller coaster since we started Etnica, we have taken different steps and have been very cautious into defining our business model and making it scalable, functional and profitable for all parts involved.... Read Blog Post.

Ethics & Values

QUALITY

Our goal is not only providing quality in our services and products, but reassuring better quality and opportunities to the people who make our activity possible. 

SUSTAINABILITY

We seek to revalue and appreciate traditions, artisan work and to satisfy current needs without compromising future ones. We want our team to maintain their work as a low impact yet thriving activity. This includes the sustainable use of their time and resources.

EMPOWERMENT

We believe in strengthtening local leadership, communication, responsibility and creativity through partnerships and mutually benefitial relations with each artisan, fisherman, farmer and local family.

COMMUNITY

The work done by each artisan, fisherman, farmer and family helps create different economic resources and enhances interaction opportunities for other members of the community. By supporting them, we contribute to integrated team work and a sense of community where everybody is an important and essential member.

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    Zoila
    Artisan

    She is a ceramics artisan in San Antonio Palopó, Lake Atitlán and together...

  • Francisco
    Artist

    Francisco is a talented painter of naif and abstract art from San Juan la Laguna, Lake Atitlán....

  • Yille
    Fisherman & Local Guide

    Born in Jutiapa Yille found home 25 years ago in El Paredon Buena Vista, the...

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    After living seven years in Mexico, Pablo returned to Guatemala to integrate...

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    Co-founder and COO

    She did her masters in Cultural Tourism and was travelling abroad for a while...

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    Milly
    Weaver

    She is a talented independent weaver with a great sense of awareness and...