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The Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum

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Address: Calle Retiro 160 | Miraflores, Lima LIMA 18, Peru
Phone Number: +51 (1) 441-2909
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10:00 am - 5:00 am
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This museum features the private collection of Mr. Yoshitaro Amano, which...

This museum features the private collection of Mr. Yoshitaro Amano, which contains selected pieces of ceramics and textiles, arranged chronologically to illustrate the development of weaving throughout Peru's pre-Columbian cultures, featuring special items from the Chancay culture.

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What a treasure trove! Easily missed! Take a cab ride! No credit cards... Cash only! Some amazing examples of ancient textiles.... Very informative about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Richmond North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treasure trove! Easily missed! Take a cab ride! No credit cards... Cash only! Some amazing examples of ancient textiles.... Very informative about techniques/dyes/materials/ cultures/fashions etc. It is a small museum but packed with interest... If you are getting "museum legs or museum back"!you can cover the exhibits in under an hour and still be wowed! Again it covers... More 

Thank skinheadfood
New City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another must if you have a scholarly interest in Peru's extraordinary textile history.a guided visit is recommended, because the curator is so knowledgeable and charming, and because many pieces are kept in drawers that can be pulled open for viewing.

Thank amalia540
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is totally discovered it's so sad. True, textiles might not be on everyone hit list, but this one should. Step by step they take you through the complete Peruvian evolution of weaving 800BC to the Incas. Great collections with well written explanations in English as well.

Thank yogiacomo
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Clearly written descriptions and artifact pieces are shown in a chronological and geographical sequence to explain the history of textile use and production in Peru. This is an amazing and succinct educational opportunity.

Thank DB-Raw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Won First Prize in Tourism by CANATUR! Beautiful ancient textiles. A guide can explain the different techniques.

Thank sandra_valderrama
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Mr. Amano began collecting textiles which were being ignored by excavators at the ruins. Incredible the techniques these ancient people used. There were textiles dating back to 1,600 BC. The very fine wools and cotton were used to make beautiful fabrics. Lots of explanatory cards, with beautiful displays and good lighting.

Thank marynaturelover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I recently went to a Japanese museum in lima. the museum is called museo amano. the owners are the ones who give you a tour if you want one. you can also see what they have without a guide. the place has been renovated on the inside. they have air conditioning. so take a jacket just in case it gets... More 

Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Very impressed not only with the quality and range of textiles but by the contemporary presentation and quality English explanations about each item. Strongly recommend this museum. The pottery collection is also impressive.

Thank Time2travel2OS
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Where did all the good reviews come from? 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... More 

Thank Lucy L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Founded and donated by Japanese archeologist and now the Japanese-Peruvian society, this is a wonderful collection of pre-Colombian textiles of Peru. The exhibit scans 10,000 years of textile in Peru from various indigenous cultures. Take the guided tour and the guide will open up special locked exhibit draws. Also contains some interesting pottery and a nice gift store from Sol... More 

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