Chiapas and Tabasco Sights

Museo de Trajes Regionales/Yok Chij

  • Calle Guadalupe Victoria 38 Map It
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas

Published 08/09/2016

Fodor's Review

Passing by this unsigned and slightly ramshackle colonial-era house, you'd never guess it was one of the city's best museums. It's also one of the hardest to get into—you need to call a day ahead for an appointment. But the effort is well worth it. Sergio Castro's collection of colorful clothing from the villages surrounding San Cristóbal is unparalleled. He explains how different factors—geography, climate, even the crops grown in a certain area—influenced how locals dressed. In explaining their dress, he is explaining their way of life. Each ribbon hanging from a hat, each stitch on an embroidered blouse has a meaning. Castro has spent a lifetime working with indigenous peoples; he currently runs a clinic to treat burn victims. Many of the ceremonial costumes were given to him as payment for his work in the communities. Castro gives 90-minute tours in English, Spanish, Italian, and French.

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Calle Guadalupe Victoria 38, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, 29200, Mexico

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Published 08/09/2016


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