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Textile Museum of Oaxaca – Museo Textil de Oaxaca

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In the heart of the city of Oaxaca is the only textile museum in Mexico. Museo Textile de Oaxaca is in a restored grand 18th Century home. Privately funded, the museum opened early in 2008.

Though the museum’s exhibitions often feature the work of Oaxacan weavers and needle craftspersons, this October they mounted an impressive exhibition of the Guatemalan textile collection of René Bustamante.

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Museum director, Ana Paula Fuentes Quintana introducing René Bustamante during the opening reception for the exhibition of his Guatemalan textile collection.

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One of the museum’s main missions is to provide resources to Oaxacan weavers and designers. While I was there, a natural dye workshop was taking place.

In addition to education, the museum provides a library and textile restoration. It is not unusual to find a weaver from one of the villages surrounding the city of Oaxaca is demonstrating their techniques in the atrium of the museum.

Click here for the museum’s website.

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Written by annbrooksphoto

November 12, 2009 at 2:56 am

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  1. Oaxaca is a wonderful place…had to thank you for getting the word out about Investours. I don’t think there is any more direct and meaningful way to help than this for such a small investment.

    Roberta

    January 18, 2010 at 8:32 pm

  2. This is great. I like diffent kind of museums and this one is something. Very lovely!

    sartenada

    November 12, 2009 at 4:28 am


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