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Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco

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Address: Avenida Sol 603, Cusco, Peru
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Preserving the weaving tradition of the Andes

If you can't get to Chichero, or one of the other major weaving/textile centers in the Sacred Valley, then this is the place. Nilda Alvarez started this museum-cum-textiles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can't get to Chichero, or one of the other major weaving/textile centers in the Sacred Valley, then this is the place. Nilda Alvarez started this museum-cum-textiles workshop/retail gem to honor the elders who weave and pass down their traditions to today's youth. There are lots of brilliantly colored, and texturally complex pieces to see, touch and admire here.... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The women working to preserve a cultural treasure of the craft of weaving. We learned about the dying and spinning process. We were able to purchase quality products from the women who made them. Excellent experience.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lot of textile samples along with demonstrations of cloth weaving. Interesting place to visit for an hour or so

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I don't mind paying for quality work, particularly when it supports women and traditional weaving. The story behind this textile group and its founder Nilda is amazing. The "home" textile center is in Chinchero village, and definitely worth a visit. To understand the back story, read the chapter on Nilda and "Juanita, the Ice Maiden" in Kim MacQuarrie's excellent Life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We stopped by the Mercado but found the goods at the co-op to be significantly nicer. There were groups of women working in the courtyard. Lovely stop. Highly recommend it.

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Brentwood, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This was a good place to go to actually observe the process of collecting the wool, cleaning & dying the wool, what was used to dye the wool, natural plants and grains, and the subsequent making of products. BUT, the price of the goods was very high compared to the various shops and markets in the plazas.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I`m not sure which one this is... There is one where they take you and you actually go to a store with exorbitant prices... Don`t buy there. There is another where you actually meet the women that do textiles with their own hands and themselves and their kids sell them to you in rudimentary stands (only 3 or 4). Families... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A small place in the same block of Convento Santo Domingo/Qorikancha, just below the park. Interesting display of the craft and trade. Entrance is free, through the store. The prices of the textiles and clothes are quite steep.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a shop with the demonstration how to waive a carpet. You could choose a lot of carpet,hat ,scarf ,bag,etc.All with good quality and beautiful made.It is expensive but worth it. .

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We loved watching the weavers and touring the display about the weaving. The work is excellent and we bought some weavings for gifts.

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