Aiko Kobayashi Fiber Art & 'Textile Tours' to Guatemala

Custom hand weavings and personalized tours in the land of the Maya

Aiko Kobayashi Fiber Art and Textile Tours to Guatemala

 daughter Mari weaving in San Antonio Aguas Calientes

Aiko and friend on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala


I am a fiber artist and lover of all things woven. I have been creating textile art, wallhangings, sweaters and scarves for over 30 years. I am from Tokyo, Japan but currently live in Walnut Creek, Northern California. About 20 years ago I fell in love with Guatemala and with its rich culture of hand woven textiles. I lived in Antigua Guatemala for a couple of years and return once or twice a year to do research add to my Mayan textile collection.

I often take small groups of like minded people with me. We travel around the country in a private van visiting Indigenous weavers and sites of interest, Mayan ruins, Indigenous markets and highland Mayan villages. We stay at comfortable (often colonial) inns with character. Guatemala is a breathtakingly beautiful country and I enjoy introducing the country to fellow weavers and folks interested in the richness of a Mayan culture. Please check my blog for the dates of upcoming visits to Guatemala.

 If you are interested in either purchasing some of my work or learning more about upcoming trips (usually 10 to 14 days) to Guatemala please be in touch at:

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