La Casa de la Makana, Cuenca

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  • April 5, 2017
    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 mac...  more »
  • March 30, 2017
    This is definitely a wonderful place, Jose and his family produce fabrics using traditional methods, thus rescuing a legacy inherited from past generations. They perform above all colourful makanas (term quichua) or shawls, made with a technique known as Ikat. This technique allows to make showy and colorful designs. One interesting part is you get the colors of items daily such as leaves, flowers, fruits, insects, rocks and more. The fabric made with a loom very, tissue requires patience and skill, but the end result is definitely spectacular. They have a small shop in which find can be a wide variety of fabrics to buy them aid for this legacy to not die and can be appreciated and valued by future generations.
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  • August 10, 2016
    The owners explain the process very well. I particularly enjoyed how they make my favorite color... Red... From insects!  more »

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