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“Great shop and nice museum”

Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco
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Walt Disney World, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great shop and nice museum”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Although small, the museum is actually quite complete as an easy understanding of Andean weaving, particularly in terms of learning about the age of people as they progress through their weaving lives - both male and female. The shop has a number of different items - decorative and functional. If you don't see what you want - ask. They may have a different size or pattern on shelves or elsewhere. The prices are not cheap, but very fair and go almost completely to the weaver.

Visited November 2013
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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beatiful store and great little museum”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

This is a great place to read about the textile history. Better to go to the villages though and see the women weaving. better prices there. Try and get a locale tour with weaver's showing you the way they clean the wool spin and make there dyes from plants and parasites from Prickly Pear Cactus for blood red, etc.

Visited October 2013
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Incline Village, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Worth a stop”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

This little shop is on Ave El Sol, very near the coricancha and deserves a visit. Buy authentic weavings from the women here who make them instead of in the touristy craft markets up town. You can watch them working, and also visit the small museum.

Visited October 2013
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315 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We went inside the store and met Pablo and him mom -- his mom was the collector of all the textiles. We know a bit about textiles but not the local weavings in Peru. He educated us!! :) He pulled out books and magazines featuring his mom and the textiles surrounding us! We bought a small piece from the Lake Titicaca area. Upstairs he introduced us to his mom and we saw the photo of her with Mick Jagar! :) Interesting, quirky, place!

Visited October 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fascinating peek into ancient native art of women's weaving in Peru”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

The nicest people you could imagine. We received a private introduction into the good work of this local charitable foundation that educates young native women alongside wizened experts into the art of hand weaving and dyeing, starting from the alpaca and culminating in beautiful textiles. A great place to buy gifts, with very good values.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Ellen K
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