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The Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum
Ranked #47 of 352 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.
Reviewed May 16, 2013

amano museum is a great private collection of moche,chimu,nasca,inca artifacts.They have great collection of pottery & textile.Museum started by a Japanese gentelman & very nicely run by team of Japanese people.Nice young lady gave us a detail tour & she walked with us to help us hail a cab from museum to sonesta olivare hotel.we really appericiated her kind gesture.the visit requires appointment.there is no charge to visit,but can leave donation.There is no english speaking guide,but the young japanese lady explained everything with patience in english (to best of her ability)

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

In Mexico, the Mexica (commonly known as the Aztecs) wove multicolored banners for decoration and proclamation out of feathers, but none have survived--certainly not in more than minute fragments. Perú, however, is a different story. The Amano museum has three amazing feather tapestries woven by the Inca, and that by itself would make the visit worth it--but they have so much more. As with so many places in Perú, visits are with guide only, to my intense chagrin (I dislike guides on principle). But in the case of the Amano museum, the guide was not just friendly and knowledgeable, he was absolutely indispensable. He started us out with a ten-minute lecture on the history of the Tahuatinsuyo, the territory the Inca would later "conquer", and made it sound like the teaser of an adventure novel--I wanted more! Then he led us down the aisles between priceless pottery, bringing each piece to life, pointing out their distinctive characteristics, the little quirks that an uneducated eye would surely miss. When we moved into the textiles room, clearly the pride of the museum, he lingered over the cloth the way a mother lingers over baby pictures of her children.

Sadly, the museum only offers tours in Japanese or Spanish, which probably accounts for the lack of American and European visitors. But even if you don't speak Japanese or Spanish, it's well worth the visit. Their museum shop offers great souvenirs as well as excellent textbooks on the pre-hispanic cultures of Perú.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is an small building which contains 2 exhibitions. The first one is a showcase for the peruvian pottery and the second one is a place to learn about the most delicate and elaborate textiles.
It is free but you HAVE to leave a contribution . They really need the money ¡¡¡¡

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Drawer after drawer of beautiful textiles. Small museum so doesn't take more than an hour with guide

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Astounding collection of Huacos (peruvion pre-colonial pottery) and an even more impressive collection of Pre-Inca and Inca period textiles. Probably the most complete collection of such textiles in the world. Unbelievable what these Peruvian cultures more than 2000 years ago were able to produce. Guided tours only. Reservation necessary. No need to show up without previous reservation.

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