Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, Antigua

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Founded in 1998 by indigenous weaver Señora Alida Perez, Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo 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 Antiguo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The museum had recently moved from Antigua to San Antonio, so we took the bus (4Qs) and made the half hour journey. It is interesting to see the women working and explaining their work, but essentiall...  more »
  • Nice place to go there was lots of textiles etc, but it is no longer there :( if it opened somewhere else I would like to know.  more »
  • New Address mid-February -- makes for a wonderful morning or afternoon trip. You can get a bus from the bus terminal, takes about 1/2 hour to get there... 0 avenida 4-16 zona 4 San Antonio Aguas Calie...  more »
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