Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena, Guatemala City

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#2 of 14 in Museums in Guatemala City
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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  • It is an smalla museum, but very well organized. Guatemala distinguishes from other countries in America because every small mayan descendants village has a different clothing, different colores and d...  more »
  • beautifully curated guide to country's colorful indigenous weaving. Visit before you head to the countryside to appreciate what you will see, or after better to appreciate what you saw. Ample parking....  more »
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  • The work they are doing is amazing. The preservation of Mayan textiles is key for Guatemalan identity and deep rooted into the culture. The people that work there are very nice, very devoted to what they do.
  • Second trip, saw all three movies.....another must see if you have never been! Dont forget to hit up the gift shop, traditional items available but also really fun and artistic items!
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