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Museo Casa del Tejido

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

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A hidden gem in Antigua!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Antigua, Guatemala
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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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Fremont, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I understand that part of this shop is setup as an "official museum". We missed the official tour and just wandered the rooms of textiles by ourselves. There's so much to see and so much variety. We had been to a number of cooperatives and textile shops, many in the highlands areas, during our 3 weeks in Guatemala. This shop... More 

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Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I had visited Antigua before and had traveled through Guatemala in the late 1980s. The hazards of travel in this wonderful country have increased since then (although the civil war had its own hazards in those days), and many travelers no longer venture beyond Antigua and Panajachel. This small but wonderful museum, wonderfully guided by the small staff, takes one... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

You can't come to the Casa del Tejido without enrolling in one of their weaving classes - at least I wouldn't since the tour itself is very dry even if the textiles themselves are impressive. You have two options for weaving classes - fully learning how to do a backstrap loom or just making a small bracelet. If you are... More 

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great examples of all the weavings and embroideries from different locations throughout the alto plano. Many varieties to buy...huipiles, fajas, and skirts..tocoyals...the docent was very knowledgeable...great start to understanding the different styles...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It is an unpretentious place but all the information you'll get here makes it very interesting. I've decided to shop only after my visit to the museum and it paid off. I've learned the difference between all types of handmade stuff from every village. After the visit you will be able to make conscious shopping decisions. Besides, they have the... More 

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Ntexas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A very impressive museum with examples of current and past art pieces displayed together. From Steuben to antiquity examples compared. As well as church art for history

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This is an excellent museum, displaying many, many huipiles, the most I saw anywhere. There are also dioramas with mannequins dressed in the traditional styles, exhibiting the cultural lives of the indigenous peoples. Wonderful.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely little museum (I am a textile addict)..They charge an extra Q25 if you want to take photos...It is a bit out of the way (near the Recolecion)..I had walked by it the day before an thought it was abandoned....We were the only ones there...We did get the "come to my church" speech..But I found him less forward than some... More 

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Address: Address: 1era Calle Poniente 51, Antigua, Guatemala
Phone Number: 502-832-3169
Location: Central America  >  Guatemala  >  Sacatepequez Department  >  Antigua

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