A few steps from the center of Valladolid is a very special museum: MUREM.
The Museum of Mexican Ethnic Clothing is a project of Tey Mariana Stiteler, a self-described “gringa yucateca” who enjoys getting to know Mexico through the traditional garments of its people.
If you plan to visit Valladolid Yucatán, make some time to visit this museum.
And yes… these are times of a pandemic, but officially in the state of Yucatan the museums begin operations on September 14, so you can start planning your visit!
Currently MUREM has a collection of more than 120 traditional Mexican outfits, in addition to many other loose garments, including accessories such as hats and shawls, blouses and skirts. But the best thing is that visiting the museum is a very personalized experience, since a guide walks you through the exhibition and tells you all the details about the garments, so that you really know what is behind each piece.
Although the person behind each piece is, without a doubt, Tey Stiteler, as this museum and this collection exist thanks to her and her interest in traditional Mexican clothing. It is thanks to her dedication and commitment that this museum is now in operation, and it is also thanks to her experience that the museum has an interesting educational program focused on schools in the region.
Tey is a very interesting person, with a warm and contagious smile. Thanks to her efforts, Valladolid now has a museum focused on clothing. Its collection includes various traditional Yucatecan garments, from hipiles from different regions of the Peninsula to ancient gala costumes that are no longer easily found.
Do you want to get to know Tey Stiteler better? Check out the interview where she tells us why a gringa Yucateca is living in Valladolid. And if you like her project, support her! MUREM receives donations. With your support, MUREM will be able to fulfill the many projects that lie ahead, such as organizing monthly exhibitions focused on regional history and traditions, organizing conferences, visits with textile artisans, and continuing to purchase garments from Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula, among others.