Our exhibition is composed of 4 rooms and designed in accordance with 3 expositional concepts:
- CHRONOLOGICAL TEXTILE SEQUENCE:
The display covers the emergence of textiles around the world, the first raw materials employed, and textile history within Peruvian territory, tracing the development of the Chavín, Paracas, Nasca, Moche, Huari, Sihuas, Lambayeque, Chimú, Chancay, Chuquibamba, and Inca cultures.
- RAW MATERIALS AND TEXTILE TOOLS ROOM:
Displays the entire process required for the production of the textiles exhibited in the museum, from the selection of raw materials, to dyeing, spinning, and the types of loom employed. Examples of the textile mastery achieved are exhibited, together with items demonstrating the different uses to which fibers were put.
- YOSHITARO AMANO ROOM:
Access is now available to the storage facilities of the museum, where cabinets can be opened by those interested in studying the textile art developed by the Chancay culture through close observation of fine examples of the different of techniques and designs adopted and enriched by this great society of skilled textile workers and pottery makers.
In its first two rooms, the Amano Textile Museum exhibits more than 120 textile works representing the long history of cultural development in pre-Columbian Peru. The visitor experience culminates with the room in which more than 460 examples of Chancay textiles from the collection amassed by Mr. Amano are displayed.