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The Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum

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Amazing history

Visited on spare day in lima, was worth the visit. Most items have english descriptions apart from... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
carl s
Angaston, Australia
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Great resource!

I am an art professor and got lots of great ideas for artwork here. A breath of fresh air and a... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
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This museum features the private collection of Mr. Yoshitaro Amano, which contains selected pieces of ceramics and textiles, arranged chronologically to illustrate the development of weaving throughout Peru's pre-Columbian cultures, featuring...more
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Calle Retiro 160 | Miraflores, Lima LIMA 18, Peru
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Visited on spare day in lima, was worth the visit. Most items have english descriptions apart from last room. Some very old textiles were held here and was well worth the 30 sols admission. Just would have been nice if last room had english descriptions....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

I am an art professor and got lots of great ideas for artwork here. A breath of fresh air and a wonderful resource gallery/museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We popped in to this wonderful museum purely by chance when we had a couple of hours to kill while in the area. This is the best textile museum I have seen in Peru the pieces on display are amazing and the ceramics are first...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 803mattp
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Probably the best for pre-Hispanic textiles. You can browse copious numbers of filing cabinets with examples as well as look at the exhibits. in addition there are usually 1-2 exhibitions of contemporary art as well as an alpaca store

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Simon N
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

This small but great museum is for people that are interested in the history of textiles. My wife and myself we were from many years ago interested in them. This small museum is a jewell in Lima. We loved. Very well explained. You can see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 309pesadillaa
Reviewed August 12, 2018

This is a hidden gem. Amazing collection of 2000 years of textiles. Nicely organized, presented, and interpreted. Larco is better known, but has very little on textiles. This makes for a wonderful twinning with Larco. Would suggest 60-90 minutes for a visit. And don't miss...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Carl B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This museum offers an exhibition of well preserved textiles dating back thousands of years. Mr Amano was a Japanese collector settled in Peru who founded the museum fifty years ago. He travelled through all the country rescuing these precious textiles which had been abandoned by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank anandkadu74
Reviewed August 4, 2018

The museum is very nice with well curated exhibits. If you work your way through, you'll learn not just about the fabrics the people of this area used but about their daily lives, rituals, beliefs, etc. There's an impressive collection of fabric remnants dating back...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Randy H
Reviewed July 19, 2018

My wife is the textile and ceramic enthusiast and artist but even an amateur like myself can appreciate this beautiful collection.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank roy890
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Museo Amano is a private textile museum with over 5,400 pieces of textile which were salvaged and collected by its founder, Mr. Yoshitaro Amano, born in Akito, Japan. Mr. Amano travelled around archaeological sites of Peru, a country he loved, and came across the pieces...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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August 7, 2018|
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Response from PepperRoss | Reviewed this property |
No. When we were there in April, there was hardly anybody there.