Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena

Museo Ixchel del Traje Indigena
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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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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vickieedetroit
Detroit, MI6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This museum was fairly small, and contained a lot of information about Mayan and other indigenous clothing since the 1500s. But it felt dated and in need of some fresh and engaging / interactive exhibits. Definitely NOT a museum for young children or older adults (since the lighting was quite low for reading the materials). Some of the few videos were not working and some of the exhibits did not have English translations for the descriptions. I'd estimate about one-third were Spanish only. We did enjoy learning about Mayan clothing, but felt the museum lacked context on Mayan history and culture. And the museum is surrounded by beautiful courtyard and university colleges. So save time afterward to savor the scenery.
Written 10 February 2024
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Julie W
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
For a fairly small museum, there is a ton to see and the clothing/textiles on display are gorgeous! As a crafter but not a weaver, I found the different styles of weaving and embellishments/embroidery fascinating. Great displays and photos. The staff were very nice and the shop has great products too. Definitely worth a visit! The museum is on the university campus so there is ample parking, easy dropoff/pickup by Uber, and a nice shaded courtyard between this museum and Popol Vuh.
Written 9 November 2023
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ALBJRB
109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
A wonderful museum in a beautiful spot. Set amongst greenery and a nice walk to get there (But plenty of parking and a drop off point). The textiles are beautifully displayed and the staff explain and make you feel really welcome.

The architecture of the museum is in itself worth a visit.

I visited on a Monday when other museums all seem to be closed, so this was my only choice. But I would highly recommend it at any time.
Written 11 September 2023
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Traveltheorient
San Antonio, TX595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This museum was conveniently located right next to the Museo Popol Vuh... I'm normally not interested in clothes or textiles at all but enjoyed this museum because I found it so interesting...
Written 31 January 2023
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Elissa
Los Angeles, CA595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
In all my travels, this has easily become one of my all time favorite museums. It's off the beaten path on a university campus and quite small, but even so their collection is impressive. We had the museum all to ourselves, which made it all the more special. We first had the option of choosing which video to watch before going to the exhibit-- we chose the one focusing more on textiles in Guatemala which was an interesting overview to the creation of textiles and how they vary by location/status. Walking through the exhibit rooms, the museum was expertly curated with dioramas, textiles, mannequins wearing clothing, maps, and information plaques in Spanish and English. I was amazed that some of the items were not obscured by glass... something that would never happen here in the US! The gift shop was quite large for such a small museum, and had some great items to purchase including lovely little wooden tea boxes with a woven textile as a lid. This museum was a highlight of our trip to Guatemala and is not to be missed!
Written 26 December 2022
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Inga_K_K
Riga, Latvia354 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The textiles displayed in the museum are beautiful, alas one of the rooms was closed at the time of my visit. There were also some interesting videos showing local traditions to watch. I visited this together with the Popol Vuh museum just next door, it's a good package to absorb some Guatemalan culture (but having to chose would go for the Popol first).
Written 13 December 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
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 museums. While travelling in Guatemala, you will certainly notice the beautiful and colorful textiles that are sold at every local market. At "Museo Ixchel del Traje Indígena", the country's textile tradition is preserved and you will be able to stroll along valuable collections of textiles, dresses, ceramics, jewelry and books. Enjoy!
Written 11 August 2020
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Tony A
New York37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
superb museum on traditional costumes and textiles
not to be missed, and next door to Popul Vuh museum
Written 10 March 2020
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Victoria L
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A little out of the way but it has tons of designs and histories to observe. Wish I could have taken it all in!!
Written 10 March 2020
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Steve H
Boynton Beach, FL130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
To be honest, I’m not much into textiles. My wife wanted to go and I tagged along. The price of admission can come in a combo package with the art and archeological museum, Popol Voh, next door.

It’s all pretty much on one floor, separated into six rooms that has a single path through the various exhibits. Everything is well explained in both English and Spanish.

The costumes and changes in attire are vividly shown. For example, the impact and influence on fashion when the Spaniards came to Guatemala. Beautiful and intricate, the blouses were amazing.
Written 29 November 2019
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