AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino, Lima

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Embark on a journey through the evolution of Peruvian woven cloth at AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino. The museum features 120 textile works from pre-Columbian Peru, 460 examples of Chancay textiles, tools and raw materials used in textile production, and Chancay funeral figures. A successful Japanese businessperson, Yoshitaro Amano, started collecting and conserving textiles and objects abandoned by tomb raiders, and went on to found the museum in 1964. Learn how the textiles were woven to tell stories and communicate spiritual beliefs through representations of deities, humans, and animals. Renovated and reopened in 2015, the museum includes the latest multimedia applications, videos, and informative panels. For AMANO, Museo Textil Precolombino and beyond, use our Lima online tour itinerary planner to get the most from your Lima vacation.
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  • The collection of ancient textiles are covered here in detail, and taken from dozens of tribal regions of Peru. The amazing thing is there is also an gallery space and a courtyard where post-modern...  more »
  • I can't believe that the hotel and taxi drivers didn't know where this was! This was one of the main reasons I wanted to visit Lima and I was not disappionted. The artifacts are well catalogued and....  more »
  • Great museum 30 sols to enter . Amazing collection of woven material (Pre-colombinos). Colours explainations and photos. And above all textiles. Just beautiful
  • Great private museum with a complete exhibition on textiles. The guided tour is a must! It brings life to the place with lots of anecdotes. An unmissable chance to interact directly with Peru.
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