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This museum contains 20 rooms full of mayan tipical cloth from different areas close to Quetzaltenango. The tour guide was very helful in showing us all the details and reasoning behind each cloth. The use and meaning varies due to the ocassion ( party, ceremony...More
This is in an old train station at the cultural center. The garments are well preserved and beautiful. Guided tour, but relatively high entrance fee. Also didn't have much time to stop and look at any single item. The murals on the walls surrounding the...More
I would not go out of my way for it but it is interesting nevertheless. It is hosted in a very large buildings and the history and culture of the Mayan community is shown. The colourful clothing is probably the most interesting part. There is...More
A vast diversity of regional clothing, a sampling of pottery and tools. My guide was quite knowledgeable and spoke wonderful English, so I could really enjoy all of the information. The clothing and fabrics are beautiful. I am not sure about the 50Q price. seemed...More
The heart and soul of Mayan culture is in their textiles. A guided tour through Museo Ixkik, especially with Licda Raquel Garcia Macario, reveals the history and culture of the Mayan people through their weaving. This museum is more than meets the eye. The space...More
A great little museum in a very interesting building with an extremely knowledgeable guide.
No fixed entry fee but with a guide donation of Q50 (£4) each, there were no complaints.
Raquel the guide was very easy to understand with my basic Spanish skills, her...More
If you really want to understand the place of textiles in Mayan culture, this is where it'll happen. Especially if you can go round in the company of the Curator - she explains things very fully, and gives you the occasional little test to see...More