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 is a small museum but they really know what they're talking about. I was by myself so didn't do any of the classes. I paid the 15 Qtzls ($2) for the museum entry and Stella gave me the tour and e...  more »
  • We spent an early afternoon at Casa del Tejido. It is a quick Uber ride from Antigua. Our guide, Danilo, was very friendly and shared lots of interesting information about the museum and the collectio...  more »
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  • Delicious food and amazing view!
  • Very interesting to know the work that takes a typical piece, now I understand why its price...
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