Museo Casa del Tejido, Antigua

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Founded in 1998 by indigenous weaver Señora Alida Perez, Museo Casa del Tejido showcases the rich culture and history of Mayan textiles and symbology from many regions of Guatemala. Take a tour of the museum and watch demontrations on weaving, beading and embroidery. A permanent installation of three looms demonstrates three different traditional weaving techniques. Additional exhibits display regional weavings, patterns, and embroideries. In the museum shop, browse the selection of unique products handcrafted by indigenous artisans and crafters. You can feel good about anything you purchase here--65 percent of all profits go directly to the artisans that craft the products, allowing them to preserve their invaluable traditions. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Antigua holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museo Casa del Tejido and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It is a small Museum near the local market. The entrance includes a guided tour where explain you the process of the manufacture of fabrics on the loom and the different garments of the communities. Also typical products are sold at good prices.
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  • I spent nearly four weeks learning to weave at the Museum in May 2017. It was very simple to organise - I just went to the museum to enquire about the possibility of taking classes but, unexpectedly, ...  more »
  • Traditional costumes or vary. Small in size but substantial, and when the time is not necessarily worthwhile.
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  • Excellent museum. Very Interesting with a guided tour very professonal included in the entrance price.
  • This is interesting. Even if some fabrics are a little dated. Gives an idea of the clothes of each region of the Guatemala.
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  • Very good Museum. A clear explanation of the different textiles of different regions of Guatemala. There are products made at the hands of very good quality for sale.
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  • Treatment, is near the arch and the Park, low prices and good service.
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