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this museum sums up the contrasts of Chiapas - pre-columbian textiles and carvings that are almost 1000 years old, paintings and religious artefacts from the Spanish conquistadors, and displays giving an overview of the different indigenous groups in the region.
This museum gives a history of the founding of SanCris and the evangelization of the surrounding communities. Some interesting Maya artifacts, as well as Spanish swords and religious paintings. Worth a visit.
It appears the primary reason people visit this very modern museum is because of the textile museo on the second floor. It is excellent with much to see. Be sure to open the drawers for a look at the hidden treasures. There is some English...More
I love fabric, textiles, weaving and sewing, etc., and the things on display on the second floor made me weak in the knees. There are two large rooms with items in glass cases and on mannequins, but don't miss opening all the drawers! Inside are...More
It was fabulous! Worth every moment. My recommendation is to take the time to talk to the staff (if you speak Spanish) and watch the movies (with English subtitles). This museum is very modern, clean and lovely. Beautiful displays done with obvious love of the...More
This museum is highly informative and well designed. I particularly enjoyed the very comprehensive display of textiles. The textiles are well preserved and well displayed. In addition to those easily viewed in display cases, there are drawers full of other examples.
Housed on the second floor of a beautifully renovated ex-convent, this extraordinary collection of regional textiles from different eras includes not only work on full display but also drawer after drawer of additional pieces. A guide posted there when I came shared some of her...More
I loved this museum! The collections are divided by regional tribes and well displayed on both mannequins and in the stacks of drawers that can be pulled out to reveal example after example of regional clothing. Most of the collection is from the 1920s to...More
Beautiful museum in old convent now restored really nicely except there needs to be a fountain. Textile collection from Francesco Pellizi is superb, but Chip Morris, who knows more about Mayan textiles than anyone, is not recognized for all his work with the Pellizi collection...More