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Museo Casa del Tejido

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Address: 1era Calle Poniente 51, Antigua, Guatemala
Phone Number: 502-832-3169
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textile museum

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This museum is a must see if you are planning to shop in the market for indigenous clothing or just want to have an understanding about the traje the women and men are wearing in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a must see if you are planning to shop in the market for indigenous clothing or just want to have an understanding about the traje the women and men are wearing in the park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is rather small but provides a good overview of the regional textiles. The tour was in Spanish so I probably missed a bit of info. Good diversity. Prices in the store seemed very high tho.

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Alpena, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though small, this museum (with its shops) is well planned and set up to provide a short history and background on the weaving (and significance) of textiles in Guatemala. There is a demonstration of the back strap loom, examples of many of the various woven textiles specific to each of the indigenous peoples of Guatemala. Most of the weaving is... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I've been a fan of Guatemalan textiles for 30 years and have navigated through many a village market. I can even identify many of the unique textile designs and have bought quite a few of them over the years. Yes, I thought I knew a thing or two but, quite frankly, the Museo Casa del Tejido simply blew my mind.... More 

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Purcellville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Truly beautiful things and you will learn about this exquisite art form. Visit this to learn about how weaving is done and learn about what makes this a harder than it looks.

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's a little out of the way, in the upper north west side of central Antigua, but if you love weaving and learning about the native dress, be sure to visit. The tour is very inexpensive and we were able to get an English-speaking guide. It's a small tour but still taught me a lot more about Guatemalan weaving and... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Perhaps best enjoyed if you speak Spanish. While we were there, the only person speaking English was at lunch. Had a charming young woman as our guide who methodically and meticulously went through every room and every exhibit for us. She would tell me, then I would translate for my husband. At the tour's end (it's only about 5 rooms... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I went here with some other American women who wanted to get a firsthand glance and the true world of Guatemalan weaving. The price was really reasonable. Tour was done in about 30-40 minutes with a male guide that is very professional, humorous and knowledgeable about textiles. His English is great too. We had plenty of time to look through... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This museum is located near the market in Antigua. It houses a great display of different textiles as they are worn in areas of Guatemala and also has displays of how they are made. There are many pieces for sale and the prices are very reasonable for this very labor intensive art of Guatemala.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I am not much of a textiles fan or connosieur, but I love history and art, and found these in spades. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, and answered my many questions thoroughly and patiently. Great selection of textiles for those looking to find a special souvenir!! Must see attraction!

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