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“Great textile works” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco Store & Museum

Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco Store & Museum
Avenida Sol 603 | Nmnm, Cusco, Peru
51-84-228-117
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Ranked #20 of 100 attractions in Cusco
Type: Specialty Shops, Specialty Museums
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great textile works”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Lots of excellent quality textiles from different parts of Peru and each piece includes the weaver's name and where he/she is from. Price was reasonable.

Visited September 2013
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Pikesville, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Peru's history in a loom”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

After seeing this museum I felt pleased to know that the ancient art of Peruvian weaving it's still alive and well. I'm very glad because it was about to be extinct overwhelmed by China's cheap clothing. I hope this skill continues to be closely guarded and protected by teaching new generations to come as one of our INKA ancestors endearing forms of work and productivity. A museum that tells and shows Peru's history throughout the hands of weavers. Don't miss it. It's Great!

Visited November 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Interesting and well done.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We really liked this museum and store. In Cusco, everyone is shopping for and buying Alpaca products like sweaters, scarves and table cloths. It was really interesting to learn about how these products come into being. The museum is set off from a store and an area where native craftswomen are actually working on backstrap looms creating products while you watch. The museum was nicely laid out with explanations of the steps in the process (Animal sources, spinning techniques, weaving techniques, types of products, regional styles, etc.). There were good examples of the products. The store had very high quality products for sale, with personalizations of the person who made each item. Proceeds go to preserving the weaving techniques for future generations.

Visited September 2013
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New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“"a haven of color and history"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We found this store by accident. Upon walking through the door we were welcomed by a haven of color and history. Though the museum space is small it's quite informative and fills you with a respect for this skill. The main room is filled with treasures woven by the Peruvian People. From scarfs, blankets, pillows, hats and belts the quality is very apparent. There are weavers in the store exhibiting their craft. It's fascinating to watch them create such works of art. The items are expensive but worth it. Treat yourself to a visit to this store and maybe a beautiful scarf to remember it by.

Visited September 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We hit this place quickly on a day tour, but it was worth going back to, so we did. There are weavers working while you are there. The museum portion is well thought out and informative. There is an excellent selection of textiles for purchase if you are looking for traditional work. Worth seeing!

Visited September 2013
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