Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Today was a fun day of launchas….lake…..demonstrations and shopping. My favorite boat captain, Juan, met us at the dock where we boarded the launcha for a trip to San Juan la Laguna on beautiful Lake Atitlan. The launcha sometimes calls for reenactments of the Titanic. We were joined again by our friends, the Tillamook Rotary Club. Upon arrival, Francesca who manages one of the women's co-ops, had prepared a demonstration for us of the process of dying the cotton with natural dyes and all the sources those dyes come from since that is all this village uses to create their beautiful weavings. Then she explained all the steps it takes to create the one of a kind accessories. Then the shopping began. All were tired and worn out on the ride back. Shopping is exhausting.

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