Centro de Textiles del Mundo Maya

Museum in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Upstairs inside the Ex-Convento de Santo Domingo, this excellent museum showcases over 500 examples of handwoven textiles from throughout Mexico and Central America. Two permanent exhibition rooms display huipiles (sleeveless tunics) – including a 1000-year-old relic fashioned from tree bark. Videos show how materials and clothes are created, and there are some explanations in English. Admission is bundled with the Museo de los Altos de Chiapas.

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