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Museo Textil de Oaxaca

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Address: Callejon Hidalgo 917 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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+52 951 501 1104
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00

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This is a small exhibition that is displayed very well. There is an interactive space where you can embroider and display your own work which was great for our kids. It would have... read more

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31 reviews
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Heard great things about this place from previous visitors, but only two rooms were open when we came -- one of which was mainly black and white photos of indigenous women wearing traditional clothing in the 1930s. There is an interesting video about some of the weaving techniques in the gift shop.

Thank Arne C P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small exhibition that is displayed very well. There is an interactive space where you can embroider and display your own work which was great for our kids. It would have been great to have a portable audio guide in a language other than Spanish to understand the exhibition more. Whilst the work was beautiful and the craftsmanship... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This free museum was a treat. I loved the the room with traditional clothing from around the state of Oaxaca. There are as many if not more rooms with goods for sale as to look at, but since it was virtually deserted, there was no one to try and sell me anything and I enjoyed looking at the rugs and... More 

Thank Alix D
Los Cabos, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very helpful staff. Helped with our questions. Especially enjoyed the children's section and their textile art display. Located an easy walk from the cathedral Guzman. Glad we took the time to tour.

Thank HappyTummys
Silver City, New Mexico
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we come to Oaxaca, the Museo is our starting place. The shop offers high quality shawls and blouses and good range of books about weaving in southern Mexico. The display spaces are restricted but the selection of woven artifacts always reflects the highest scholarship and what must be an enormous backroom collection. We spent almost an hour with... More 

Thank tomdeplata1
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wonderful display of textiles and the stories who made them with the explanation of the (indigenous) patterns.

Thank doornroosje
Calvin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Major holdings in textiles and folk culture of Oaxaca through centuries. An exciting venue for those interested in embroidery, weaving, Special exhibit on archeologist working in Chinanpas.

Thank Marie C
Setauket, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a multicultural museum with textile primarily from Mexico but also from the rest of the Americas and Asia. The similarities in technique and symbology seem difficult to reconcile without some sort of contact. For the Americas that contact or trade is easy to imagine but contact with the far east is another story. The museum does not provide... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

The Museo Textil de Oaxaca won't take you long to visit (maybe 30 min max) but it's certainly worth the time! Make sure you watch the short 6 minute video that explains the technique of adding down to the weavings.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice and interesting It doesn't take long to visit. Nice shop as well. Oaxaca is full of small museums and galleries, All are worth the effort to visit if you have the time.

Thank Tom K

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