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Artesania Sorata

Calle Sagarnaga 303 | (corner) Calle Linares, La Paz, Bolivia
+591 2 2454728
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Exceptional Handmade Quality Authentic Alpaca Indigenous Crafters

This seems to be the only outlet for authentic 100% pure Alpaca sweaters, caps, gloves, etc. They... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2017
La Paz Department, Bolivia
coming back

I still have the berets that I bought my 11 year old daughter who is now 32!!! What a great... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2017
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Artesania Sorata is a Fair Trade Bolivian pioneer enterprise producing alpaca/sheep's wool knitwear. For over 30 years they have been creating high quality knitwear and original textile art inspired by their daily lives and Aymara culture; creating a bond between traditions, culture and mother earth. Everything is made by hand, using natural dyes. The income generated enables artisans to provide a more nourishing diet for their families, better health care and greater educational opportunities.
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Calle Sagarnaga 303 | (corner) Calle Linares, La Paz, Bolivia
+591 2 2454728
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

This seems to be the only outlet for authentic 100% pure Alpaca sweaters, caps, gloves, etc. They employ indigenous workers to help them and create natural material with natural dyes. There are multitudes of "alpaca" dealers on the nearby streets, but they sell blends made...More

1  Thank davidcdavidc7
Reviewed January 8, 2017

I still have the berets that I bought my 11 year old daughter who is now 32!!! What a great business and happy to see it is still going strong.

Thank Monserrate
Reviewed November 19, 2016

I discovered Sorata while I was living in 2012 in Bolivia, and it became my favoriteeee store (hands down) in la Paz. This past month I revisited and fell in love again with its pastel coloured tapestries depicting rural life; alpaca sweaters and mittens; and...More

1  Thank KarenCLA31
Reviewed July 28, 2016

What I like the most there is the only magazine specialized in the use of natural dyes! Pink comes from cochenille, blue from indigo, green from carrot leaves and so on. I love the concept! I bought an alpaca blanket and it was totally worth...More

Thank harina2016
Reviewed December 23, 2015

There are tons of stores around the block claiming to sell "alpaca" or "llama wool". This store surely sells the REAL THING! And, it is dyed with all natural dyes. Most others in the area are a blend of who knows what? Let the unwary,...More

Thank fannie y
Reviewed October 17, 2015

I had an idea of what to buy prior to visiting this store, as I looked them up on TripAdvisor. When I got there, I met Diane the owner of the store and her husband. They are really nice folks who immigrated in this country...More

3  Thank annminky
Reviewed August 6, 2015

What a great shop, full of colour and nature. If you´re looking for quality and genuine fairtrade alpaca and wool products, with a good range of choice, this is the place!

1  Thank ilonab2
Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Shop looks like a nice boutique, but nothing to rave about to be honest. I asked the owner about the price of a product and he had to think a while for the price. 500 bolivianos for knitted painting? And it really goes to local...More

Thank marta0h
Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We first noticed the handmade wall hangings in our room at the Hotel Rosario (highly recommended) so went in search of the shop. It's easy to find, near the Witches Market. The products are fair trade and support the local community and are great quality;...More

1  Thank toptravellerKeighley
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Ron and Diane are amazing people who support the work of many talented Bolivian artists. They are also a wealth of information about La Paz and Bolivia in general and made my 6 months in La Paz much more enjoyable thanks to their friendship. I...More

1  Thank Marion O
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