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The Amano Pre-Columbian Textile Museum

Calle Retiro 160 | Miraflores, Lima LIMA 18, Peru
+51 1 4412909
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Textile Museum in Miraflores: a hidden gem

Museo Amano is a private textile museum with over 5,400 pieces of textile which were salvaged and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
VNL56
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fabulous textiles worth the price of admission

Our guidebook mentioned this museum but was not effusive enough! Pay extra to see textiles in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tg22wa
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Seattle, Washington
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This museum features the private collection of Mr. Yoshitaro Amano, which contains selected pieces of ceramics and textiles, arranged chronologically to illustrate the development of weaving throughout Peru's pre-Columbian cultures, featuring special items from the Chancay culture.
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Calle Retiro 160 | Miraflores, Lima LIMA 18, Peru
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museo Amano is a private textile museum with over 5,400 pieces of textile which were salvaged and collected by its founder, Mr. Yoshitaro Amano, born in Akito, Japan. Mr. Amano travelled around archaeological sites of Peru, a country he loved, and came across the pieces...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guidebook mentioned this museum but was not effusive enough! Pay extra to see textiles in the many storage drawers. You'll enjoy this museum more if you take an English speaking guide or go on a day when they have an 'English tour'.

Thank tg22wa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This skill and fine art of pre-Columbian civilizations are quite jaw dropping in their sophistication on display here. A collection created by a Japanese Naval Officer and archaeologist is utterly beautiful. Some designs transcend time and cultures to resemble designs that look contemporary. Worth the...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

I visited the museum with my wife and two boys 10 and 7. The private tour was very interesting and had the opportunity to see so many and very well preserved textiles. I never thought a collection like this existed. Highly recommended!

Thank Rafael C C
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the guided tour, felt like visiting the private treasures of a pre-Colombian collector art textile. We arranged with the museum a demonstration lunch of Peruvian food unique ingredients...... best location in Miraflores, we had a deep experience of Peru in a couple of...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

For the traveller interested in textiles/tech/clothing and its crucial role in the history of Anciente Peru, Museo Amano is a must. Recently remodelled, friendly explained even for the novice and situated on a stone´s throw from Miraflores core...

Thank Araceli E
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

This museum used to be dark and you couldn't see very much but now it has fabulous displays of the finest pre-Hispanic textiles!!l There are also classes and other events at the museum; be sure to GO!!!

Thank LaCynthia
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is a small, private museum that has an incredible collection of Peruvian textiles dating back to the Chavin era. The thorough documentation is in Spanish and English. There is also a smaller collection of pottery on display. While this museum is in all the...More

Thank PepperRoss
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum base on other reviews. Whilst it was ok, it could have been a lot better. We got there at 10.15 and when we went in, we had to ask to have the lights turned on. Also, once the lights were in,...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

A fantastic museum. I arrived 30 minutes before closing, but no one kicked me out so I stayed for an hour and a half and easily could have stayed another hour. The textiles on display are stunning. Most ancient textiles in the rest of the...More

Thank MplsGirl17
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