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.... 更多
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.
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.
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.
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... 更多
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.
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. .
Read about it almost on our final day in Cusco, however wished we had visited sooner as it is a great showcase of the best work in Peru. Prices weren't cheap however great for judging what a first class product would cost, plus also having an extensive stock of ponchos, shawls, scarves, table runners, cushions, etc. Visited Chinchero market and... 更多