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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  • The private one on one class given by Estelle is great. She made it easy to learn and understand even if my knowledge in Spanish is very limited. She was also very caring and patient. And Danielo was....  more »
  • I took a weaving workshop for about 10 days. I first used Uber (which is inexpensive) to get there, but ended up commuting by the local buses every day. It is actually very easy to take one, and...  more »
  • A great place to discover about the various Mayan weaving styles, techniques, and art forms. The people offer a fantastic tour. You will have a whole new appreciation for the traditional clothing of the Mayan people and their 22 languages.
  • Beautiful place! You get a tour of all the different weaves and fabrics of my ancestors, the indigenous Mayan people. It was very educational and humbling to learn about all the colors and designs behind the traditional clothing of the Mayan people.

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