Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, Guatemala City

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Admire an elaborate display of indigenous Guatemalan clothing and textiles at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena. The museum features an impressive collection of different hand-woven fabrics originating from 120 highland villages, some of which date back to the 19th century. Also on display are various sculptures, photographs, and paintings, including works by Andres Curruchich, a prominent Guatemalan folk painter. Understand how the fabrics are made through interactive weaving displays and educational videos. Take a break at the cafe, then browse for souvenirs at the bookstore and gift shop. With our world travel planner, Guatemala City attractions like Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A great little stop, along with the sister Popul Vuh museum . A good history lesson on the weaving styles and techniques of Guatemala, and gives you an understanding of the different pattern, colors a...  more »
  • Weaving is a prominent craft in Guatemala. In many regions women wear traditional hand woven clothes daily. This museum situated on beautiful grounds of a private university tells the history of weavi...  more »
  • Museo Ixchel is a beautiful little textile museum tucked away in the Universidad Francisco Marroquin . The building itself is an architectural gem made out of red bricks. It is a treat to see all the ...  more »
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  • Fabulous collection, informative curatorial notes - offered in both english and español - helpful staff and impressive mission.
  • I highly recommend the waist loom weaving workshops!
  • Another luxury within the city; first class facilities, close to the visitor and objects on display very interesting narrative; It is good to see 3 videos that are offered before the tour, since videos of looms, brotherhoods and Atitlan contextualise and prepare for the tour coming.
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  • Magnificent collection of the painter Petersen and his theme of indigenous clothing. Good organization. Recommended!
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  • Very expensive this museum... guided want them charge to 100 quetzales per person...!. take pictures want to charge 15 quetzales... caray is supposed it is a public site and separate paid entry... that charge if they want by air...
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