Guatemala is the heart of the Mayan world. Vivid, magical, mystical and ancient. Its history dates back to the rise of the Mayan civilization, whose legacy lives on today with the traditions and culture of its people. 
Guatemala is color, color in all: its fruits, flowers, and vegetables; its homes, textiles and food; its mountains, lakes and rivers; and its people's hopes and dreams.

Pronounced HA-spay, jaspe is the Guatemalan form of Ikat, an ancient and admired art form found in a number of cultures. Think of it as tie-dye done to the yarn before it's woven, so the designs created by the tied areas show up in the finished cloth. This process is extremely complex and time-consuming. 
The word jaspe can refer to the final cloth or process used to create that cloth.


The dying is only half of what makes it jaspe. Over the centuries, our dying methods have been consistent. Our weavers embrace natural alternatives to otherwise toxic dyes. Thus, our products are dyed with natural elements from the earth giving them a rich and colorful palette derived from vegetables, plants, botanicals, and even insects. 
Our coperativa partners are experts in spinning, dyeing and weaving cotton. 
All of our dyes are plant-based and from Mother Earth