Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos

Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos

Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos
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9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
About
The Museum exhibits a broad variety of textiles and clothing from the Bolivian Andes, which allow visitors to appreciate the richness and experience the magic of understanding a weaving by reading in its colors and figures the stories and myths of women and men, and their cultures.
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Plaza Benito Juarez # 488, entre Guatemala y Cuba, La Paz 10229 Bolivia
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4.0 of 5 bubbles48 reviews
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SusannaLR
20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Although this museum still figures in guides and maps, it is not functioning. The person who eventually answered the bell through a spyhole was totally unhelpful to us and others seeking to enter, just saying the museum was closed. We asked when it would reopen and she replied, "There are no plans". No explanation or apology, or sign outside to inform visitors.
Written 17 January 2024
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,635 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Beautiful private small museum focusing on social and cultural nature of indigenous textiles. Some beautiful pieces and great explainations (all in Spanish). Very friendly person in charge. Set high on top of La Paz so there are some great photo ops nearby too. Take a taxi and arrange for taxi to stay as you only need about twenty minutes. Cost is about $2.20 per person. Nice gift shop too. If you like indigenous textiles this is a must visit.
Written 11 January 2020
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Sheryl S
Boulder, CO99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
A lovely private collection of Bolivian textiles from around the country. The woman who runs the museum is truly passionate. This is a sister museum to the Museo del Poncho in Copacabana. A must-see for anyone interested in textiles or Bolivian culture.
Written 17 October 2019
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Footsac
Comox, Canada353 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
We went cor a visit and in spite of following instructions on the front door, we could not get anyone to let us in. Even local municipal employees tried to help but apparently no one was home
Too bad because this is what we are telling others
Written 21 January 2019
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I'm really sorry for the inconvenience. Can you please confirm the date and time you visited our establishment so we can look into this issue? Thank you for your message, and again, I apologize.
Written 22 January 2019
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sarah f
Lexington, MA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We went twice!!! It is located in a neighboring suburb, the labor of love of a couple who love and understand the richness of the Bolivian textile tradition. The museum is small, but the contents are spectacular. If you are at all interested in learning about Bolivian textiles, this is the place to come as you will learn so much. Good shop as well. Please go and support this wonderful place.
Written 8 May 2018
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PANC J
Lima, Peru821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This was one of the nicest small textile museums we have visited anywhere in Latin America. It consists of a private collection turned into a pubic museum and housed in the former residence of the original collector. It is mostly arranged by local and regional traditions with excellent label copy to provide context for the material on exhibit and the local customs. The textiles on display are of superb quality and displayed in a manner that lets you look at them closely and appreciate them in their entirety. You will need to give the address to your taxi driver as it is not a well-known museum and there is only a small sign outside telling you of its presence. You have to knock on the door to be let in, but it has regular hours and is not be appointment only. If you have any interest in textiles and the rich cultural traditions of Bolivia, this is a must-see museum.
Written 7 April 2018
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AWOL1134
London365 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
If you are interested in textiles this place is a no brainer but even if you are not this museum for me represents something really fundamental about Bolivia as a whole.
As you perhaps know (or not) there are a lot of different ethnic gruops in Bolivia and one thing they have in common are the textiles.Here you also have good information in english *presenting the different gruops in an logical and easy to follow manner
* (not so at the Folkloremuseum for example-another good museum-If I were to pick one of the two it would easily be the textile museum)
Frankly unmissable!
Written 15 March 2018
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lisalou1963
Lynnwood, Washington64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
This is a small, out of the way museum that really shines; it set out to document the various styles of weaving and clothing from different parts of Bolivia and does an amazing job of showcasing them. Sadly, the founder has passed away but his wife, Maria Elena, the co-founder, continues their life work: to give indigenous women the respect they deserve and a fair trade shop for them to offer up their work. Descriptions are in English and in Spanish, but if you're willing to try speaking Spanish, it is wonderful watching Maria Elena light up as she tells you the subtle intricacies of a piece!
Written 6 March 2018
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kays1600
Nyack, New York3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
This museum was a gem in the city, tucked away on a private street. I had a hard time finding the museum. But with the help of another person and a map, I found it for the afternoon open session from 3pm to 6pm. The entry is $2US. I took ave Busch micros up the hill from plaza de uyuni and got off at Busch/ Guatemala. If traveling up the hill. Guatemala will be on the right. Follow Guatemala to the end of the street and you'll see a sign "museo" on the roundabout/plaza. The museum is on the corner almost heading back down the hill. The entry is a tall black wooden gate. One must ring the bell. Inside the gate, you step into a lovely garden of tranquillity. The attendant was so nice and welcoming. He explained that the museum is privately funded and explained how each room is representative of a different culture. There were eight rooms to peruse. The signage was in Spanish but the textiles and clothing spoke for itself. There was a nice gift shop at the end which helps to keep the museum running and mostly benefit the individual maker of the craft item at fair market value. I savored this museum. It was evidently curated with love and I walked away with a deeper appreciation for the distinct indigenous cultures that fortify and sustain Bolivia.
Written 14 March 2017
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Susana T
Carboneras, Spain11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
A lovely, private small museum that provides an overview of the Andean cultures through the textiles created by the various indigenous communities. Although it's not in the historic center, requiring a taxi ride, going there provides the opportunity to see more of La Paz and visit a residential neighborhood with stately homes and leafy streets. The curatorial scheme is very clear and well explained, better even than the larger MUSEF downtown. The pieces on display are outstanding. The store, whose proceeds help maintain the museum, is stocked with pieces that in some cases rival the quality of those displayed in the galleries. The museum's staff is very knowledgeable and willing to expand upon the wall texts. A true highlight of our visit, and highly recommended.
Written 5 February 2017
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