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Het Koto Museum

Prinsessestraat 43, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 480-365
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Beautiful small museum

I visited Koto museum several times. It's now located on the Prinsessestraat 43. If you want to... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2017
Marilyn R
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If you are in Surinam you have to visit

This museum is located in a Beautiful renovated old typical Surinamese house. At this museum you... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
Marilyn R
via mobile
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Jul 31, 2017
“Beautiful small museum ”
Jul 30, 2017
“If you are in Surinam you have to visit”
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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

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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

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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

4  Thank ptyduke
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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

1  Thank mellaneybruyn
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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

6  Thank RuthFB
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