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Address: Pandit Paltan Tewarieweg 8 | Livorno, Paramaribo, Suriname
Phone Number: +597 480-365
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A Historical Gem

This small museum in a little house provided a wealth of Surinamese history. The guide wrote the book on the Kotomisi traditions which she learned first-hand from her grandmother... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 March 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

This small museum in a little house provided a wealth of Surinamese history. The guide wrote the book on the Kotomisi traditions which she learned first-hand from her grandmother and great grandmother. A wonderful display of clothing and headkerchiefs from the 1860s until the mid 1900s. It will soon be relocating to a bigger space in town on Princessastraat where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

It is just amazing to see something so positive and beautiful arise out of slavery.People still wear those dresses and head pieces on a daily basis,There are even bridal kotos.I somewhat felt it is getting somewhat comercialized which might take away some of the quality of the pieces.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2012 via mobile

Koto is a a kind of subcultural fashion worn by town-dwelling creole women, which evolved from before the abolition and is still worn by some today. The elaborately folded headscarves are most well-known, as they were used to convey (secret) messages to those in the loop. Anything from celebrating a birthday to an invitation to 'meet me at the corner'... More 

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