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Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

6 Calle Final Zona 10 | Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
502-2361-8081
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Textiles and clothing of the Mayan people, Guatemala's indigenous community, are displayed at this outstanding museum, which also contains paintings,... more » Owner description: Textiles and clothing of the Mayan people, Guatemala's indigenous community, are displayed at this outstanding museum, which also contains paintings, interactive weaving exhibits, a bookstore and gift shop. « less
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lawton oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Well organized. Need a video to explain more of this history. Thanks for preserving these works of art.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you love textiles, patterns, and color this museum is for you. The handiwork and explanations spoke right to my heart and soul. Now, obviously, if textiles and sewing don't interest you - this probably isn't the right place for you. But, for those interested in the topic you will appreciate the lay-out, the multiple examples of different types of... More

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Jaragua Do Sul, SC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Nice place to visit,but nothing extraordinay. If you have the time, it´s worth it, if you´re short in time, I´d skip it.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Located on the campus of the Universidad Francisco Marroquin,, the Ixchel (pronounced "e-shell") museum, which is named after the pre-Hispanic goddess of fertility and weaving, exhibits and documents indigenous Mayan Guatemalan garments and weavings dating from the end of the 19th century until today. Of special interest are the ceremonial pieces worn by members of the "cofradias" (religious societies). There... More

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Pacifica
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you like textiles, you will not miss this museum. Get a docent if you can, it's definitely worth it!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

My son and I enjoyed our visit to this beautiful museum, in the University area. The items were so well laid out, and we learnt a lot about Guatemalan history, especially with reference to textiles. There is also a small art gallery, with interesting Guatemalan prints. A must see if you are in Guatemala City!

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This museum was founded by a lovely British lady who immediately recognized the masterpieces the many regional indian costumes make up. A visit to the museum is a must for anyone who wants to enjoy true enthicity. These costumes are now disappearing quickly as the indigenous people are "going western". A true shame.

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This Museum is located within the university campus and is excellent. Many exhibits on the local crafts, weaving, embroidery. Absolutely beautiful work. Has a small gift shop with reasonable prices.

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Seaside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My wife is a "knitter" and dragged me with her to visit this museum of indigenous textiles and clothing. Thought I would hate it, but boy was I impressed. If you love history and appreciate museums that are interesting and well designed, you will thoroughly enjoy your visit to this museum. I can't wait to return for a second visit.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I enjoyed my visit to this museum. The displays are well laid out. I liked the watercolors pictures.

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