AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino, Lima

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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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  • August 13, 2017
    Wonderful experience visiting this beautiful Museum of textile pre-Columbian art, encompassing different cultures and different regions of the country. The exhibition is of great beauty, as well as very didactic and easy to visit. A must-see!
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  • August 11, 2017
    Stones are stones and there is no doubt that the Incas were talented. But who were the cultures before them, human history goes back 5000 years here. And how did they live? This place will answer that...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    A beautiful, well maintained Museum. After its recent modernization I am spectacular. The best in textiles
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  • September 25, 2015
    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.
  • July 19, 2017
    Wow !
  • July 26, 2017
    Impressive curatorship. The Museum is cute, beautifully mounted exhibition.
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  • July 28, 2017
    A museum to get to know. Very impressive for the whole family.
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  • August 3, 2017
    Unique collection of pre-Inca textile art. A guided tour to our past Peru.
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