Museo Casa del Tejido, Antigua

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Specialty Museum
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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  • Original Museum off the beaten track that tells through tissue history and costumes and customs of the country, more educational and interesting and smart.
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  • I really enjoyed my visit to the museum. A Guatemalan woman showed us around, she was VERY nice and explained everything very well and funny. I think it's very intesting to hear about their culture an...  more »
  • I really enjoyed this very little museum. They provide a guide and the entrance is 5Q. Lots of explications about the weaving and the different materials used. I found it was s good step before I left...  more »