Trip Planner: Central America / Guatemala / Sacatepequez Department / Antigua / Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo
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.
Museo Casa del Tejido Antiguo Reviews
I took a weaving workshop for about 10 days. I first used Uber (which is inexpensive) to get there, but ended up commuting by the local buses every day. It is actually very easy to take one, and... more »
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... more »
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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