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Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

Calle Final 6 | Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
+502 2361 8081
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Textiles and clothing of the Mayan people, Guatemala's indigenous community, are displayed at this outstanding museum, which also contains paintings, interactive weaving exhibits, a bookstore and gift shop.
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Calle Final 6 | Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City 01010, Guatemala
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+502 2361 8081
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"guatemalan textiles"
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"organized museum"
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"next door"
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"amazing collection"
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"gift shop"
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"local artists"
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"mayan women"
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"university campus"
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"textile museum"
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"excellent museum"
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"interesting displays"
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"for sale"
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"spanish conquest"
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"small museum"
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"on display"
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"entrance fee"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You don't need to be a "textiles geek" to thoroughly enjoy this museum. Through a series of themed rooms, you learn about indigenous history in various regions of Guatemala, and how those histories are reflected through fabrics and textiles. With such a rich tradition of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great little stop, along with the sister Popul Vuh museum . A good history lesson on the weaving styles and techniques of Guatemala, and gives you an understanding of the different pattern, colors and places where they were and still are traditionally made. If...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2018

Weaving is a prominent craft in Guatemala. In many regions women wear traditional hand woven clothes daily. This museum situated on beautiful grounds of a private university tells the history of weaving in Guatemala. Several videos are available for viewing. The museum also has a...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

Museo Ixchel is a beautiful little textile museum tucked away in the Universidad Francisco Marroquin . The building itself is an architectural gem made out of red bricks. It is a treat to see all the stunning Mayan textiles & really get to know the...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

A small museum in a much larger building had exhibits thoughtfully presented and impressive for the detailed work.

Thank Michael L
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

An interesting, colorful introduction to history and styles of indigenous/traditional costumes of the Mayan region/Guatemala. This museum, located on (or at the edge of?) Universidad Francisco Marroquin, is well-paired with the Museo Popol Vuh (across a small plaza), with its archeological collection. An excellent intro...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

It is worthwhile visiting for one can see examples of the old typical "huipiles" which are hard to find nowadays. Unfortunatela also the coloring o the different huipiles have changed due to the dyes used today. The younger generation is trying their own hand sometimes...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Visited as part of a group tour prior to travels in other regions of the country. Very nice displays and beautiful artefacts.

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Reviewed February 15, 2018

Small museum, but interesting displays of the textile history in Guatemala. It seems like there could have been more interactive displays, but perhaps that would require a great deal of funding.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

The Mayan people in Guatemala still follow the traditions of wearing the garments that identify them with the area they are from. This is mostly the women, as the men tend to dress more current style. It was interesting to see the exhibit and learn...More

Thank Ann G
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RamonSalcido
19 February 2018|
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Response from carmengonzalezh | Reviewed this property |
No. There is no restaurant near the Museum. And you cannot find a taxi inside the Universidad Francisco Marroquín. You have to walk outside the University campus. Maybe 500 meters or so.
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Dorothy K
7 March 2016|
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Response from HugoArmas | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The admission fee is the same for local and for tourists, Q.35.00, about $5.00 Open monday to friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Is is closed from wednesday march 23rd, to saturday march 26th... More
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