Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo, Antigua

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Founded in 1998 by indigenous weaver Señora Alida Perez, Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo showcases the rich culture and history of Mayan textiles and symbology from many regions of Guatemala. Take a tour of the museum and watch demontrations on weaving, beading and embroidery. A permanent installation of three looms demonstrates three different traditional weaving techniques. Additional exhibits display regional weavings, patterns, and embroideries. In the museum shop, browse the selection of unique products handcrafted by indigenous artisans and crafters. You can feel good about anything you purchase here--65 percent of all profits go directly to the artisans that craft the products, allowing them to preserve their invaluable traditions. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Antigua holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This gem was worth the trip out of Antigua. We opted for Uber rather than figure out a chicken bus for this venture. The museum features regional Mayan clothing, and the excellent English-speaking gui...  more »
  • My group of 5 wanted something new to do in Antigua. This museum, about 30 minutes outside Antigua by Uber, is rustic but authentic with amazing collection of Guatemalan textiles and informative guide...  more »
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  • A great place to discover about the various Mayan weaving styles, techniques, and art forms. The people offer a fantastic tour. You will have a whole new appreciation for the traditional clothing of the Mayan people and their 22 languages.
  • Very interesting to know the work that takes a typical piece, now I understand why its price...
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