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"Guatemalan Indigenous Art"

This museum specializes in the collection, preservation, research, promotion and compilation of documents related to the Mayan textiles in Guatemala. The colorful exhibition consists of an extensive collection of textiles from over 140 communities produced in different periods. The funky interior of the museum acts as an alluring backdrop for the two permanent exhibitions: watercolors by Carmen L. Pettersen depicting the Mayan costumes, and paintings by Andres Curruchich showing the daily customs of the Kaqchikel Mayan community. Its facilities include an art gallery displaying handicrafts and paintings, a bookstore and a shop selling textiles, lamps, jewelry, pictures, mirrors, wooden furniture and other handmade goods. There is even a library specializing in Mayan textiles and related subjects, and an area for children, the Museo de la Niñez y de la Juventud (Museum of Children and Young People). The latter conducts several interactive activities related to textiles such as painting, embroidering and weaving on wooden looms, using natural inks.
6A Calle, Francisco Marroquín University, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 01010
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"Guatemalan Indigenous Art"
This museum specializes in the collection, preservation, research, promotion and compilation of documents related to the Mayan textiles in Guatemala. The colorful exhibition consists of an extensive collection of textiles from over 140 communities produced in different periods. The funky interior of the museum acts as an alluring backdrop for the two permanent exhibitions: watercolors by Carmen L. Pettersen depicting the Mayan costumes, and paintings by Andres Curruchich showing the daily customs of the Kaqchikel Mayan community. Its facilities include an art gallery displaying handicrafts and paintings, a bookstore and a shop selling textiles, lamps, jewelry, pictures, mirrors, wooden furniture and other handmade goods. There is even a library specializing in Mayan textiles and related subjects, and an area for children, the Museo de la Niñez y de la Juventud (Museum of Children and Young People). The latter conducts several interactive activities related to textiles such as painting, embroidering and weaving on wooden looms, using natural inks.
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