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A small but very interesting place to go in Paramaribo if you want to learn about the clothes of... read more

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Roseanne V
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What a gem is this Kotomuseum! A received a warm welcome and a excellent explanation from mrs... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
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Breda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but very interesting place to go in Paramaribo if you want to learn about the clothes of the women of Suriname. The owner tells you everything you want to know and more, she is amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roseanne V
Reviewed December 28, 2018

What a gem is this Kotomuseum! A received a warm welcome and a excellent explanation from mrs Christine van Russell about the meaning of the different angisa's. The many items on display together with her captivating stories gave us an excellent impression about the way...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

I visited Koto museum several times. It's now located on the Prinsessestraat 43. If you want to know about the Surinamese culture in particular the Creole you are at the right place. You will hear many stories about the Koto and the Angisa. At the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

This museum is located in a Beautiful renovated old typical Surinamese house. At this museum you can learn much about the Surinamese culture in particular the clothing. All the items belongs to the owner herself who saved them for years. And many of the clothing's...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed March 27, 2015

This small museum in a little house provided a wealth of Surinamese history. The guide wrote the book on the Kotomisi traditions which she learned first-hand from her grandmother and great grandmother. A wonderful display of clothing and headkerchiefs from the 1860s until the mid...More

Date of experience: March 2015
4  Thank ptyduke
Reviewed June 7, 2014

It is just amazing to see something so positive and beautiful arise out of slavery.People still wear those dresses and head pieces on a daily basis,There are even bridal kotos.I somewhat felt it is getting somewhat comercialized which might take away some of the quality...More

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank mellaneybruyn
Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Koto is a a kind of subcultural fashion worn by town-dwelling creole women, which evolved from before the abolition and is still worn by some today. The elaborately folded headscarves are most well-known, as they were used to convey (secret) messages to those in the...More

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