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“Remarkable, One-of-a-Kind!”

The Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum
Ranked #44 of 328 things to do in Lima
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Owner description: 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 special items from the Chancay culture.
Whidbey Island
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Remarkable, One-of-a-Kind!”
Reviewed January 9, 2012

This museum came highly recommended by a close friend who is very knowledgeable about indigenous tapestries. We moved through the museum, with the guide very quickly. First the ceramics, which was, in itself, fascinating. Then the tour de force: the woven pieces. I had no idea how advanced the Pre-Incan cultures were regarding their weaving skills. The level of expertise of Chancay, such as the thread count, has been unsurpassed by modern technology! This museum is well worth an hour of your time.

Visited January 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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647 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“Almost home”
Reviewed January 3, 2012

Being a swede in Lima, this place is special. The founder of the museum got a Swedish protection passport in the 50s and could continue working on collecting items for the museum, which he couldn't have done otherwise beng "paperless". 2 rooms. One with ceramics, one with textiles. Both fantastic.

Visited May 2011
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Lima, Peru
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120 reviews
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“Very nice museum!”
Reviewed December 21, 2011

You will need to make an appointment for this small private owned museum.

Beautiful textiles from Pre-Inca cultures, very well preserved, good display, attentive help.

A must see place while in Lima. Look for the small shop it has great things made exclusively for the musem

Visited January 2011
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Honolulu
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“ethereal gorgeous pre-Inca weavings”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

take time. the alpaca lace-work is lighter than gauze, floats in the air, ?nearly a millenium-old stitchery intact.
memorable.

testifies to Sr. Amano's discoveries, and his honoring of Peruvian genius.

Visited October 2011
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Santa Barbara,Ca
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“The best little museum in Lima”
Reviewed May 10, 2009

You do need to book ahead for the museum, but it is well worth it. The collection consists of two rooms, one for ceramics and one for textiles. The tours are given in Spanish and Japanese and cover each period in the evolution of of pottery and textile manufacture. The information is very thorough and sheds light on the progress and complexity achieved.

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