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Oaxaca Textile Museum

Oaxaca Textile Museum, Mexico. Oaxaca Textile Museum, Mexico.

The Oaxaca Textile Museum (Museo Textil de Oaxaca) is a museum and educational centre in Oaxaca, Mexico, dedicated to textiles, including beadwork and embroideries. The Museum opened in 2006 after the donation of six large, private collections, each consisting of several hundred pieces. The overall collection mainly consists of Mexican and Central American textiles.

The Museum organises regular exhibitions about textiles and dress, such as the 2016 exhibition Honey and Wine, Thread and Needle: Wonders of the Maguey, which featured textiles from Mexico, Guatemala and Ecuador made from sisal fibres.

The Museum also organises conferences (such as the 2016 conference on Mesoamerican textiles) and educational classes. These classes often include topics of interest for local textile workers, such as design or natural dyeing, as the Museum is dedicated to preserving traditional Oaxacan textiles. There are frequent demonstrations by local artisans and a restoration workshop.

Address: Museo Textil de Oaxaca, Hildago 917, Centro Historico, Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico.

Museum website (retrieved 19th July 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 29th May 2016).

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