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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  • The collection of textiles of guatemala, huipiles and costumes is wonderful. I consider it a must if you go to Guatemala City. Take advantage of buying good books on the subject.
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  • A bit boring, but you can get a combined ticket if you visit the adjoining Popol Vuh (which is well worth it) for about three dollars more, and its temporary exhibits of photos and modern art and port...  more »
  • You don't need to be a "textiles geek" to thoroughly enjoy this museum. Through a series of themed rooms, you learn about indigenous history in various regions of Guatemala, and how those histories ar...  more »
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  • The work they are doing is amazing. The preservation of Mayan textiles is key for Guatemalan identity and deep routed into the culture. The people that work there are very nice very devoted to what they do.
  • I really enjoyed seeing the cultural history through the clothing worn by the different Mayan people.
  • Very nice, well organized. Come if you want to know more about the indigenous cultures in Guatemala
  • It is a great museum where you can learn more about Guatemalan culture
  • A beautiful museum that shows incredible pieces of their multiple collections.
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