EL MUSEO DE ARTE INDÍGENA DE LA FUNDACIÓN ASUR. UNA EXPERIENCIA ESPECIAL
THE ASUR FOUNDATION’S MUSEUM OF INDIGENOUS ART. A SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Verónica Cereceda (Bolivia)
The Museum of Indigenous Art of the ASUR Foundation, in Sucre, mainly exhibits ethnographic textiles from three ethnic groups in South Central Bolivia. It is a small and modest museum, but its architecture and assembly, with their simplicity, give it beauty and attractiveness. One of its values is the display of special garments, as much for their aesthetics as for the involved semantics, which make them stand out from other present-day Andean textiles in the country. It is also worth mentioning the record of the transformations of the textile designs over the last twenty-five years, which allows us to observe the processes in the new definition of the identity of these groups through the images. Especially valuable is a Tiwanaku collection with textiles and unique objects in the country. The exhibition is accompanied by anthropological texts as well as numerous photographs, videos, and recorded music from the same regions of the exhibited textiles.