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“I finally got some of my questions answered at this museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya

Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya
Ex Convento de Santo Domingo de Guzman, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“I finally got some of my questions answered at this museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Housed upstairs above the museum de los altos Chiapas in a beautiful building behind the church Santo Domingo it offers an amazing collection of regional dress, weaving and as well as an historical display. Open drawer after drawer of beautiful samples. And much of the informational text was in English too.

Visited December 2013
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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
“Quite a collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The museum displays a large collection of Mayan textiles from Mexico and Guatemala collected from the past to present, providing a wonderful way to see the diversity and variety of styles and techniques used to create the beautiful textiles of the region.

Visited October 2013
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Guadalajara,Mexico
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28 attraction reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Well displayed textiles from Chiapas and Guatamala”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We enjoyed the new location for the textile display; the location is in front of the Santo Domingo temple, not more than 5 blocks from the main square,near the local colectivo bus station.

Visited October 2013
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Durango, CO
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7 attraction reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Incredible collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

On the second floor of this renovated monastery is an amazing and beautiful collection of daily and ceremonial wear, mostly recent. Covers all the tribes of Chiapas and into Guatemala. Hundreds of excellent examples, excellent video shows too. Main floor is archeological artifacts, including some fabrics from around 600 Ad, etc.

Visited October 2013
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Merida, Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Stunning collection, beautifully presented.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This newly opened collection is so beautifully presented, you don't need to have an intense interest in Mexican and Guatemalan textiles to have a great time. An ingenious system of drawers allows you to examine related weavings and embroidery close up. It's fun to see how techniques and themes develop over time. Don't miss it!

Visited August 2013
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