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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Museo Casa del Tejido by using our Antigua travel itinerary planner.
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  • August 7, 2017
    A really interesting museum that shows all the hard work, culture and history of Guatemalan fabrics. I learnt a lot and loved seeing examples of the fabrics and learning about their meanings. Lots to ...  more »
  • June 13, 2017
    Make sure you visit this museum, which is also a workshop and shop, before buying any embroideries or textiles in Antigua. A Guatemalan man showed us around and introduced us to the intricacies and hi...  more »
  • May 5, 2017
    If you want to buy souvenirs I recommend you to go to the market of handicrafts at the end of the city, is cheaper than this one, and have the same products.
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  • March 5, 2017
    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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  • November 30, 2016
    Treatment, is near the arch and the Park, low prices and good service.
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