Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos

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Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos

Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos
4.5
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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The Museum exhibits a broad variety of textiles and clothing from the Bolivian Andes, which allow visitors to appreciate the richness and experience the magic of understanding a weaving by reading in its colors and figures the stories and myths of women and men, and their cultures.
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Plaza Benito Juarez # 488, entre Guatemala y Cuba, La Paz 10229 Bolivia
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,785 contributions
Jan 2020
Beautiful private small museum focusing on social and cultural nature of indigenous textiles. Some beautiful pieces and great explainations (all in Spanish). Very friendly person in charge. Set high on top of La Paz so there are some great photo ops nearby too. Take a taxi and arrange for taxi to stay as you only need about twenty minutes. Cost is about $2.20 per person. Nice gift shop too. If you like indigenous textiles this is a must visit.
Written January 11, 2020
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kays1600
Nyack, New York3 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
This museum was a gem in the city, tucked away on a private street. I had a hard time finding the museum. But with the help of another person and a map, I found it for the afternoon open session from 3pm to 6pm. The entry is $2US. I took ave Busch micros up the hill from plaza de uyuni and got off at Busch/ Guatemala. If traveling up the hill. Guatemala will be on the right. Follow Guatemala to the end of the street and you'll see a sign "museo" on the roundabout/plaza. The museum is on the corner almost heading back down the hill. The entry is a tall black wooden gate. One must ring the bell. Inside the gate, you step into a lovely garden of tranquillity. The attendant was so nice and welcoming. He explained that the museum is privately funded and explained how each room is representative of a different culture. There were eight rooms to peruse. The signage was in Spanish but the textiles and clothing spoke for itself. There was a nice gift shop at the end which helps to keep the museum running and mostly benefit the individual maker of the craft item at fair market value. I savored this museum. It was evidently curated with love and I walked away with a deeper appreciation for the distinct indigenous cultures that fortify and sustain Bolivia.
Written March 14, 2017
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cecilia71
La Paz, Bolivia19 contributions
Great display. Wonderful collection of textiles in a small museum
Written January 17, 2012
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AWOL1134
London316 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
If you are interested in textiles this place is a no brainer but even if you are not this museum for me represents something really fundamental about Bolivia as a whole.
As you perhaps know (or not) there are a lot of different ethnic gruops in Bolivia and one thing they have in common are the textiles.Here you also have good information in english *presenting the different gruops in an logical and easy to follow manner
* (not so at the Folkloremuseum for example-another good museum-If I were to pick one of the two it would easily be the textile museum)
Frankly unmissable!
Written March 15, 2018
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lisalou1963
Lynnwood, Washington63 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
This is a small, out of the way museum that really shines; it set out to document the various styles of weaving and clothing from different parts of Bolivia and does an amazing job of showcasing them. Sadly, the founder has passed away but his wife, Maria Elena, the co-founder, continues their life work: to give indigenous women the respect they deserve and a fair trade shop for them to offer up their work. Descriptions are in English and in Spanish, but if you're willing to try speaking Spanish, it is wonderful watching Maria Elena light up as she tells you the subtle intricacies of a piece!
Written March 6, 2018
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Twostride
Berkeley, CA2 contributions
Jul 2013 • Solo
It is quite a trek out to this little museum, which I was willing to do because I am a big fan of textiles. But I found it closed/unattended. There is even a sign that implores the visitor to ring the buzzer because "WE ARE OPEN." But after ringing intermittently for 30 mins. I gave up. Not worth the trip out, which will waste a good chunk of your time, if they aren't going to maintain their stated hours.
Written July 31, 2013
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Lamentamos mucho no haber podido atenderlo. El Museo probablemente se encontraba en refacción. Nos disculpamos y esperamos poder atenderlo en su próxima visita. Reciba un cordial saludo.
Written May 19, 2015
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Paula L
Albuquerque20 contributions
Jun 2012 • Couples
Various La Paz residents volunteer to staff the museum and we had a professor explain the textiles to us and help us to decide which ones to purchase if we were interested (we were and we did). Good experience and we learned a lot.
Written July 9, 2012
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sarahalice1953
Lexington, MA11 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We went twice!!! It is located in a neighboring suburb, the labor of love of a couple who love and understand the richness of the Bolivian textile tradition. The museum is small, but the contents are spectacular. If you are at all interested in learning about Bolivian textiles, this is the place to come as you will learn so much. Good shop as well. Please go and support this wonderful place.
Written May 8, 2018
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PANC J
Lima, Peru824 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
This was one of the nicest small textile museums we have visited anywhere in Latin America. It consists of a private collection turned into a pubic museum and housed in the former residence of the original collector. It is mostly arranged by local and regional traditions with excellent label copy to provide context for the material on exhibit and the local customs. The textiles on display are of superb quality and displayed in a manner that lets you look at them closely and appreciate them in their entirety. You will need to give the address to your taxi driver as it is not a well-known museum and there is only a small sign outside telling you of its presence. You have to knock on the door to be let in, but it has regular hours and is not be appointment only. If you have any interest in textiles and the rich cultural traditions of Bolivia, this is a must-see museum.
Written April 7, 2018
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Susana T
Carboneras, Spain11 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
A lovely, private small museum that provides an overview of the Andean cultures through the textiles created by the various indigenous communities. Although it's not in the historic center, requiring a taxi ride, going there provides the opportunity to see more of La Paz and visit a residential neighborhood with stately homes and leafy streets. The curatorial scheme is very clear and well explained, better even than the larger MUSEF downtown. The pieces on display are outstanding. The store, whose proceeds help maintain the museum, is stocked with pieces that in some cases rival the quality of those displayed in the galleries. The museum's staff is very knowledgeable and willing to expand upon the wall texts. A true highlight of our visit, and highly recommended.
Written February 5, 2017
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  • Mon - Sat 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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