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“Interesting and Fascinating Museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Indian Arts ASUR

Museum of Indian Arts ASUR
Pasaje Iturricha 314 | Zona La Recoleta, Sucre, Bolivia (Formerly -)
00591 4/6453-841 64 56651
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Ranked #3 of 42 attractions in Sucre
Type: Specialty Museums, Art Museums
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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“Interesting and Fascinating Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This museum was recommended to me so I visited it and was so glad I went. I spent 2.5 hours wandering around each room, reading the English translations in the book which I was given upon entering, and soaking up the information. It is beyond my comprehension how these talented women hold the patterns in their heads and perfectly weave the most intricate patterns - simply amazing and awe inspiring. It's so important that these skills are nurtured and preserved for future generations. The museum does a great job of showcasing this heritage. There's an interesting exhibition in the upper two rooms of the contents of a tomb found in a cave which is well worth looking at too. I found the staff to be very friendly and I was invited to help myself to a drink which I did towards the end of my visit when I took a cup of tea downstairs to drink whilst watching an interesting film about music and dance from different cultures.

Visited December 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Leave a couple of hours for this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Thought this would be more a breeze through, but it was extremely informative and thorough. Fascinating and very detailed information is given to you in English, in a book to carry with you around the museum. For anyone interested in indigenous weaving practices (and also music; one room is given over to this topic) it's a must see. There is also a shop where you can purchase authenticated hand-woven products, very affordable and beautiful pieces. Great to see and support these types of ventures.

Visited October 2013
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“Small museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The museum on top of La Recoleta is bigger and better.................................................................................. ..................

Visited June 2013
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Te Puke, NZ
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“Weaving History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Had a guide who knew so much about weaving and its history. The patterns were so intricate. And men wove as well. Go upstairs to see the ancient clothe unearthed with the Tiwanaku skeleton.

Visited May 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“A must-see in Sucre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Textiles are one of the things Bolivian natives do best, and this museum honors them the way they should be. Great lay-out and explanations, also available in English and French. The guide, Iber, has excellent French and is eager to chat if you stick around for a few minutes to sip the complementary mate after your visit.

Visited May 2013
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