This is a great place to start your adventure into the markets of Guatemala. The staff at the museum will gladly give you a tour and answer all of your questions about the variety of textiles available in Guatemala. You may also purchase beautiful examples of the handcrafted textiles for wearing or your home.
Enjoyed this very much. Unfortunately, it was later in my visit. I wish I'd gone there first. There was a small fee and then my guide explained each of the displays to me. They have made diorama's demonstrating the weaving process and learning which groups/villages weave what kind of cloth. How these are worn and why. The only minor negative... 更多
At 15q entry per person, this was definitely my highlights visit in Antigua. I had a wonderful English speaking guide that was an absolute wealth of knowledge, and I have walked away with further insight into textiles as well as Guatemalan culture. There is such a variety in the clothes and textiles on display, I definitely wish I had of... 更多
You'll acquire a better understanding of the textiles, zarapes and the native customs from experts. This will help you when going shopping and there are plenty of amazing textiles, purses, etc to select from.
I loved visiting the museum. So many unique old textiles (and many are for sale)! I purchased a beautiful embroidered handbag last year, that I wear to art openings and nice dinners. Definitely a statement piece! It's hard to tell exhibition from gift shop, since it's all mingled together. It's so worth it to take the guided tour. Which they... 更多
Very informative tour about Mayan clothing, although the tour guide was a wealth of knowledge on the subject it wasn't the most fascinating thing for me. Very impressive pieces of tapestry are available to see and purchase though.
I came to the Museum as part of a group from a Design School in the US to work directly with Artisans in the area. I spent 2 weeks there mostly working on the backstrap loom along with Indigenous women working in this ancient tradition, a true life changing experience. Alida Lopez, the founder's daughter, coordinated the whole two weeks... 更多
Located near the outdoor market the Museo Casa del Tejido is a hidden gem. Managed by Alida Lopez (no relation) and her family, our group was welcomed with open arms and open hearts. It is quickly evident that this is a labor of love for the craft of backstrap loom weaving and a love for the local weavers who keep... 更多
This is one of the best destinations in Antigua. The museum is run by Alida Lopez, her sisters Jacqueline & Willamena, and Danilo. The tours of the museum are in English and provide a great history of Guatemalan textiles. I spent some time there also learning how to weave on a backstop loom. The textiles are beautiful and shopping there... 更多