Its textile tradition is one of the important threads that has united Maya civilizations throughout its long history. Today, clothing and weaving, for both everyday and ceremonial use, continue to be important manifestations of Maya culture, society and ethnic identity.
The Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Dress, founded in 1973, is dedicated to preserving Guatemala’s Maya textile heritage through research, exhibitions and education programs that emphasize the cultural, technical and artistic value of this ancient cultural legacy. This guide will help you explore this fascinating world.
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