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Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop

Calle Principal, Agato | En la via entre Peguche y San Pablo, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 6-269-0282
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One of our best experiences in Equador

Not easy to find, just a very small sign on a deserted street in a seemingly empty village, but we... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
agathamark83
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Muscat, Oman
Best Experience in Ecuador

This is by far the most fullfiling and integrating experiencie you will have in a short term stay... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
PatrickNegwer
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Quito
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Miguel Andrango and his family demonstrate the fascinating traditional yarn spinning and backstrap-loom weaving process for visitors. After the demonstration, visit their gallery where you can purchase beautiful weavings to remind you of your Ecuadorian experience. DIRECTIONS TO THE WORKSHOP: Option 1, from Cascada de Peguche: take the road from Cascada de Peguche (waterfall) to Lago San Pablo. At the top of the first hill, take a left toward Agato. At the first intersection (Agato's main street), turn left. The workshop is one and a half blocks down on the left. Option 2, from Quito: turn right at the Espejo stoplight. After you cross a bridge, take your first left toward Cascada de Peguche. At the top of the hill, turn right toward Agato. At the first intersection (Agato's main street), turn left. The workshop is one and a half blocks down on the left.
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Calle Principal, Agato | En la via entre Peguche y San Pablo, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Not easy to find, just a very small sign on a deserted street in a seemingly empty village, but we were super lucky to have a tour by the master weaver Miguel himself! Most charming man with SO much knowledge. His son-in-law came later and...More

Thank agathamark83
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

This is by far the most fullfiling and integrating experiencie you will have in a short term stay in Ecuador. You are welcomed into their home, their studio, their way of life, they speak qichua, spanish and english, it is amazing to hear them talk...More

Thank PatrickNegwer
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop is the real thing. Not to be missed! My driver and I found the workshop in a nondescript masonry building behind a large metal gate in a residential part of Otavalo. We had to pound on the gate. Just when it...More

Thank Gary R
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

My husband and I visited this workshop 11 years ago wile touring Ecuador on our honeymoon, and revisited this past weekend with our children (ages 8 and 9). Even experiencing it for a 2nd time, I was completely mesmerized with the process. Even our kids...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We visited in May of 2016 and I am sorry I didn't review sooner so I hope this is still available because you don't want to miss this experience! Children under 8 may not enjoy as much as older ones and it may help if...More

Thank 9dancer9
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing oratory history, warm welcome and great memories. Senor Andrango and his family are talented weavers; more importantly they are wonderfully warm and delightful. We are home now and our family love the wall rugs we purchased for them. Wish we bought more as they...More

Thank sr201753j9
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

My husband and I love weavings and I had read about Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop prior to our visit. We arranged a taxi through our hotel to take us here and a few other nearby sights such as the waterfall. We were not disappointed. They had...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

The visit to Tahuantinsuyo was definitely the highlight of my tour to Otovalo! It was so interesting and amazing to see how they make weavings using a back strap loom and handspun wool. If you want to buy some weaving you should buy them here...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Lost in the mountains, the little town of Agato, near Otavalo is the place where the 80 year old master of waiving, Miguel Andrango, lives. It was a little bit difficult to find his studio but worth to visit and see how this humble master...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We visited with our family and had a great time. It was fantastic for the kids (and us) to see weaving done using traditional methods. And to meet a family so dedicated through three generations to their craft. Would definitely recommend visiting, but be careful...More

2  Thank Paul C
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Response from latitudefoundation | Property representative |
If you wouldn't mind sending me an email at maggie at Latitude Foundation organization. I would be happy to help you arrange a date and time. Thank you so much for your interest--you won't be disappointed! Visiting Miguel... More
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