In 2014, this excellent private pre-Colombian textile museum founded by single collector, Yoshitaro Amano, opened to a public audience (for the previous 50 years, it had been only open by appointment during limited hours). The astounding collection includes more than 40,000 artifacts, primarily textiles representing the entire history of cultural development in ancient Peru. The pieces showcase the styles and techniques of the Chavín, Paracas, Moche, Nazca, Huari, Sihuas, Chimú, and Inca cultures. A highlight is the extensive collection of weavings of the Chancay from the northern coast, of which you would be hard-pressed to find more than a piece or two anywhere else. Exhibitions are found in four elegantly laid out rooms that include a chronological sequence of textiles and a room dedicated to raw materials.
Fundación Museo Amano
Calle Retiro 160, Miraflores, Peru
Our Rating Neighborhood Lima Centro Hours Daily 10am–5pm (guided tour in Spanish for S/30 per group) Phone 01/441-2909 Prices S/30 admission Web site Fundación Museo Amano
MapCalle Retiro 160, Miraflores Peru Lima
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