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. For AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino and beyond, use our Lima online tour itinerary planner to get the most from your Lima vacation.
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  • Worth seeing, exhibits consistently also in English and German (!) explains. The building and the exterior incl. coffee are very net.
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  • This excellent museum used to be only open to groups by apointment, but now it's open to the public. As a textile historian, I was blown away. It was such a treat to see in person pieces I had only kn...  more »
  • Japan people Gao is said to not English, Japan both went out on the fact that Mr., Watch Japan language manual you want around freely, special exhibits and half was disappointing. But think of exhibits is worth watching. Place is a little hard to understand, so watch out. The entrance is very simple.
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  • History of humanity and south America through textiles. Even if they are more than hundreds years old, the precolumbian aesthetic always seems contemporary. The collection is incredible and very interesting. Thank you Mr Amano!
  • 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.
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  • Perhaps the best collection of pre-Hispanic textiles. It is highly recommended to do the special tour, in which the guide shows you several pieces that are saved and which cannot be seen otherwise. Income is a little expensive, but worth it.
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  • After the Museum was closed for some time due to conversion, you can visit the significantly enlarged exhibition now available without an appointment. Who wants to take a look at the archive cabinets with their treasures, the lead "Guiado Especialisado" is recommended.
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