Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, Guatemala City

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Admire an elaborate display of indigenous Guatemalan clothing and textiles at Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena. The museum features an impressive collection of different hand-woven fabrics originating from 120 highland villages, some of which date back to the 19th century. Also on display are various sculptures, photographs, and paintings, including works by Andres Curruchich, a prominent Guatemalan folk painter. Understand how the fabrics are made through interactive weaving displays and educational videos. Take a break at the cafe, then browse for souvenirs at the bookstore and gift shop. With our world travel planner, Guatemala City attractions like Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The "Museo Ixchel del Traje Indígena" is located at the "Centro Cultural de la Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM)" and is sided by "Museo Popol Vuh", meaning you can easily combine visits to both.....  more »
  • superb museum on traditional costumes and textiles not to be missed, and next door to Popul Vuh museum  more »
  • Great museum to visit. I found it very interesting to understand Mayan textiles and the history of Guatemala. The staff were very friendly and I would recommend the museum, if you’re visiting Guatemala.
  • Really interesting and well done. Absolutely recommended, maybe better to visit before visiting the rest of the country to better understand what you are seeing in textiles.
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