Trip Planner : Central America / Guatemala / Sacatepequez Department / Antigua / Museums / Museo Casa del Tejido
Museo Casa del Tejido, Antigua
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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 dem... read more »
Very interesting overview of the history and culture of weaving in Guatemala, led by a lovely indigenous woman.
On y trouve tous les costumes traditionnels du pays. Les présentations sont un peu sommaires mais le petit guide est sympa.There are all the traditional costumes of the country. Presentations are a little sketchy, but the guide is nice.show original
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