Museo Casa del Tejido, Antigua

(4.1/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Worth the visit to this Museum of typical costumes of Guatemala. In this country has several groups of Maya origin that are distinguished by their clothing among other things.
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  • small museum/shop la casa del Tejido worth a visit to get an idea of the types of fabrics and clothes used by the various ethnic groups of Guatemala, a visit to the accompaniment of a guide (free, prepared and funny, our enquiries on our country) helps to better understand the ethnic division of the country through colors and shapes of the clothes , interesting
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  • What I loved most of Antigua were their tissues. So for me, this place it sums up everything. In a small museum, guided by a Mayan person dressed typically. The evolution of these in time, are taught from the preparation of the tissues, to the different tissues of the various Mayan peoples. At the end as in all the museums, there are shops to buy. It seems to me that the prices are not as inflated but there is much more variety than in the shops and markets. It is fascinating.
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