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Museum of Indigenous Art ASUR

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Address: Pasaje Iturricha 314 | Zona La Recoleta, Sucre, Bolivia
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+591 4 6456651

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Well designed museum, very interesting information

Great collection of textile art (most of it recent) with great explanations regarding the cultures behind the art and the symbolism of the representations. Also very informative... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 May 2016
Oliver R
Paris, France
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Great collection of textile art (most of it recent) with great explanations regarding the cultures behind the art and the symbolism of the representations. Also very informative section regarding the social functions of music. There are also several pre-colombian archaeological pieces that are well conserved.

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Panguipulli, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Lovely displays of textiles and interesting information on indigenous rituals and traditions. The textiles are stunning and show the very detailed and time consuming art of weaving. In the tienda you can see an artisan weaving on her loom and watch just how difficult this art is. The work for sale is obviously more expensive than what you find on... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

our LP told us this was open everyday but It is closed at weekends. So double check timings before heading here to avoid disappointment.

Thank Nomad_Nath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderfully interesting space right near a mirador of the city. They have interpretation guides in several languages, but one of the staff members took the time to give us an extra overview - which really helped with our overall appreciation. This is a well curated collection and I learnt a lot. We also got a free cup... More 

Thank AnnaMation
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Great pla ce to visit very informative and lovely displays of textiles. Staff very friendly. Nice shop to purchase textiles or gifts after the museum.

Thank Mary C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Informative, nicely laid out. Different rooms display work of different indigenous peoples' woven tapestries. Many tell stories. The work displayed carry information of people that made them. The proceeds go directly to authors of the work. There are rooms showing clothes worn by different tribes and some aspects of their lives. Woman working on one of the tapestries was there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

First, most people don't know that there are two ASUR museum, one on San Alberto/Potosi and one in Zona La Recoleta. The staff in on the San Alberto ASUR is extremely knowledgable on Bolivian history.

Thank Jingyi G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Impressive to see how this art is produced. There was a native indigenes woman making a full poncho. Informations of all the different local tribes and many types of textile from this community.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

A most fascinating museum which provides much insight into indigenous weaving, art, culture and communities. The museum is well laid out and has excellent information in English as well as Spanish. The shop is filled with exquisite weavings and other products.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

I've been to a half dozen textile museums in Peru and Bolivia. The quality of your visit will depend on your level of interest and previous museum visits. This articular museum does an excellent job of showing regional textile examples and explaining the iconography of each cultural example. There is a bit about the technique but the best part is... More 

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