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Address: 1era Calle Poniente 51, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
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502-832-3169
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textile museum

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Fabulous Collection of Indigenous Textiles

This is a great place to start your adventure into the markets of Guatemala. The staff at the museum will gladly give you a tour and answer all of your questions about the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 October 2016
GailBash
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a great place to start your adventure into the markets of Guatemala. The staff at the museum will gladly give you a tour and answer all of your questions about the variety of textiles available in Guatemala. You may also purchase beautiful examples of the handcrafted textiles for wearing or your home.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Enjoyed this very much. Unfortunately, it was later in my visit. I wish I'd gone there first. There was a small fee and then my guide explained each of the displays to me. They have made diorama's demonstrating the weaving process and learning which groups/villages weave what kind of cloth. How these are worn and why. The only minor negative... More 

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Oshawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Very interesting overview of the history and culture of weaving in Guatemala, led by a lovely indigenous woman.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

At 15q entry per person, this was definitely my highlights visit in Antigua. I had a wonderful English speaking guide that was an absolute wealth of knowledge, and I have walked away with further insight into textiles as well as Guatemalan culture. There is such a variety in the clothes and textiles on display, I definitely wish I had of... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

You'll acquire a better understanding of the textiles, zarapes and the native customs from experts. This will help you when going shopping and there are plenty of amazing textiles, purses, etc to select from.

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Thank FJSola
Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I loved visiting the museum. So many unique old textiles (and many are for sale)! I purchased a beautiful embroidered handbag last year, that I wear to art openings and nice dinners. Definitely a statement piece! It's hard to tell exhibition from gift shop, since it's all mingled together. It's so worth it to take the guided tour. Which they... More 

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Providence, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

With its textile displays and explanation, this is a great way to learn about the Maya people of Guatemala.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Very informative tour about Mayan clothing, although the tour guide was a wealth of knowledge on the subject it wasn't the most fascinating thing for me. Very impressive pieces of tapestry are available to see and purchase though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I came to the Museum as part of a group from a Design School in the US to work directly with Artisans in the area. I spent 2 weeks there mostly working on the backstrap loom along with Indigenous women working in this ancient tradition, a true life changing experience. Alida Lopez, the founder's daughter, coordinated the whole two weeks... More 

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Margaretville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

I participated in a multi- day weaving class. Watching colorful thread be transformed from skeins( that I chose, and helped wind into balls) to a completed gorgeous textile was exciting. The simple tools, like the sawhorse type thing called a hurdidora, and the back strap loom that each Mayan artisan 'donned' each day, intrigued me. This museum is unique! I... More 

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