The threads
tell a story

The collection at the Ixchel Museum tells the story of the textile tradition found in Mayan weaving that date back over thousands of years.

These traditions are an expression of human creativity, craftmanship, ritualistic importance and fundamental to the cultural identity of Guatemalan indigenous communities.

Since 1974, the Ixchel Museum has aspired to be more than the guardian of exemplary textiles.
At its essence, the museum celebrates the creative spirit behind the elaboration of these textiles.

The story the museum attempts to chronicle is that of an ongoing and ever-changing relationship between craft and culture.

The galleries in the museum serve as a framework to convey the expanding cultural narrative of these communities that are woven into the fabric of the country.

Ultimately, through educational events, conferences, classes, curation and meticulous research, the museum honors these stories of artistry and their importance in global textile traditions.


Collect, document, rescue, exhibit and educate about Guatemalan indigenous textile heritage.


6ta. calle final, zona 10, Centro Cultural UFM Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
(502) 2361 8081 al 2


Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sunday and Official Holidays: Closed

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