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AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino, Lima
(4.3/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Embark on a journey through the evolution of Peruvian woven cloth at AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino. The museum features 120 textile works from pre-Columbian Peru, 460 examples of Chancay textiles, tools and raw materials used in textile production, and Chancay funeral figures. A successful Japanese businessperson, Yoshitaro Amano, started collecting and conserving textiles and objects abandoned by tomb raiders, and went on to found the museum in 1964. Learn how the textiles were woven to tell stories and communicate spiritual beliefs through representations of deities, humans, and animals. Renovated and reopened in 2015, the museum includes the latest multimedia applications, videos, and informative panels. Put AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lima trip itinerary maker.
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  • The exhibition serves the understanding of pre-Columbian cultures in Peru. Ancient historical finds of textiles are the basis for a ca 1.5 hours long tour. The very good compilation of historical finds supplemented with simple and clear explanations to the culture of the respective era in Spanish and English. A clear timeline represents the cultures in a relation to each other. The use of textiles to appear in the life of the Indians with a ca 4-minute video. The animations are good and concise, so that their own imagination - stimulating compliment!
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  • Beautiful museum that brought the history of the ancient peoples of Peru together through textiles. It was a lesson and fascinating. Would love to return someday. Very well done and amazingly beautifu...  more »
  • A private collection of Japanese origin of surname Amano, who developed an interest in Peruvian history through the representative tapecaria the various phases experienced by the natives.
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  • Amaro textile muse Rip off. S/.30 entrance fee. One floor of old bits of cloth. Took 10 mins to see it all. Very boring. Expected to learn textile weaving, dying and historical fashion, garments, dress etc. No such thing. Tattered cloth pieces in expensive cabinets and a few pots. Would throw the lot in the garbage. Don't bother. Do pucllana nearby instead for only S/.12 with a guide.
  • Preferred, is a museum very tidy with some parts in a State of conservation end. It is neat, clean, an example of Museum.
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  • Highly recommended. He is a small pleasant Museum with two rooms: a room where you can see ceramics from pre-Hispanic cultures that inhabited the Peru (many of them in excellent condition and really old) and a second room where fabrics, are exhibited tapestries and lace of the cultures of the 1200-1400 (very well preserved and with a few precious details) DC. The Guide Luis told us many curiosities and felt the passion that had for the Museum. It's a foundation nonprofit that does not charge entry. On departure, you can leave any voluntary donation or pass through souvenir shop. It is necessary to book the time of the visit in advance, so I recommend you call to arrange the time of your visit.
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  • excellent Museum
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  • There is not much that watch for the price that it costs the Estrada.
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