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The Amano Museum is one of Peru’s best-kept se- crets. It specialises in textile art and its collection was started on the initiative of a successful Japanese businessman called Yoshitaro Amano, who invested most of his fortune in an attempt to protect Peru’s cultural heritage.
During his travels he acquired and preserved objects abandoned by grave robbers in the coastal desert. Amano was founded in 1964 as one of the first buildings to be designed as a museum. The family was responsible for remodelling the building almost 50 years later, modernising the museum and introducing the latest display and conservation techniques for its important collection of pre-Hispanic textiles.
The tour starts with a history of textiles throughout the world, where they were made and the earliest raw materials used. Then comes their development in Peru and the history of the country’s various cultures. There are 120 works of art in total. Finally, visitors have privileged access to a store room containing more than 400 pieces showing the development of textiles by the Chancay culture. A private guided visit lets you see this unique Peruvian museum at leisure.
The Amano museum of preColumbian textiles has pieces from the Chavin, Paracas, Nasca, Mochica, Huari, Sihuas, Lambayeque, Chimu, Chancay, Chuquibamba and Inca cultures. A gallery also shows the whole manufacturing process from raw material through dyeing, spinning and adequate choice of loom.
What does the experience include?
Transportation, guida and entrance tickets (except to Yoshimato Room).