Casa Corazon was founded in 2004 after my 3rd trip to Antigua, Guatemala. I was entranced by the people, the cultural mix of Mayan and ‘ladino’ and ex-pats, and the stunningly beautiful artisan goods in wood, metal, wax, and silver. Most of all, I loved their incredible hand-woven textiles. The more I learned about the traditional ‘traje’ (clothing), particularly the Mayan women’s blouses or ‘huipiles’ and the various weaving and dye techniques, the more I wanted to bring their work to Alberta.
Over the years, I have been impressed with the increasing quality in the design of goods created for export and I hope that you will agree! All of Casa Corazon’s goods are personally chosen and/or custom designed in partnership with our cottage industry artisans.