Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco

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Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco

Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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NINO SHUJA PUGH
Austria3 contributions
Dec 2020
Interesting place, where they explain to you how is the process of dyeing wool with natural pickets; like plants, flowers, volcanic stones, and minerals like salt as a catalyst, also the spinning and weaving process.
Written January 8, 2021
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Janeite
Washington DC, DC232 contributions
Mar 2020
So many textile vendors sell the same items, and claim they are their own work. At this shop, you will see artisanal pieces made by villagers. Best of all, 90% of proceeds go back to the families that make them. Buy some lovely things here!
Written March 20, 2020
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cate1813
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Feb 2020
The displays in the museum were interesting and the signs (in Spanish and English) were very informative about the traditional uses of the textile items and about the techniques used to make them.
Written February 24, 2020
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Rick-Rozzi
San Antonio, TX549 contributions
Jan 2020
On one of off days from excursions, we spent the day shopping in the San Pedro Market where you can find lots of great deals on normal touristy gifts. But we always looking for something unique to each city that represents the local arts and crafts. We had been walking down Avenida Sol looking a many shops but were seeing the same crafts. Out hotel had given us a map of the city with some specialty shops and as we walked down Ave Sol we came across Centro de Textiles. The sign on the door said cerrado (closed) and we quickly were disappointed. We thought we saw some movement from inside, we looked again to see if the we read the sign correctly, but we had. It did seemed a little dark but my wife tried the door and it opened. We saw some staff and asked if they were open; they were. We walked in and saw some beautiful textiles, but what caught our eyes was in the front a section of textiles reduced some 40% - that made us look. In the back we saw 3 native artisians weaving. I went back to look and did not really pay attention to the older male weaver but looked at the two female weavers. The detailed work from the 2 ladies did not seem as intricate as the items on the discounted section. We were considering purchasing on of the discounted textiles as the ladies on the counter told us that each textile were handmade from a local artist with their name and region attached to the items. Fate like I said caused me to go back and look at the weavers. Then I caught the male artist and noticed the detail of his work was more intricate than the 2 ladies. I do not speak spanish, but my wife does. Through her I was asking him question like: did he make any items that were for sale in the store? He said yes, there were some hanging on the wall. We asked how long it took him to make each item? He said about 25 days. We watched and were amazed at how he crafted the textiles. We went back to the ladies working the store and asked which pieces this artist had done. They showed us 3 pieces, two which were exquisite and one that was good but not our taste. The price was high, so we asked the ladies if this artist had done any of the items that were in the discounted section, but told that know the was not. We looked at the two pieces that we loved and I told my wife to lets break down and get one. She agreed and we picked one we both liked. Still kind of pricey so we did ask the ladies if they could give us a small discount as this was outside of what we normally spend on art work. This is not a place that you would normally negotiate, but the ladies gave it some thought and knew we loved the work and had appreciated the artist that made this piece, so they gave us a small discount ( thanks). Before I bought the item, I took it over to the artist and had my wife ask him if he made this? He said yes. You could see the pride in his eyes that we appreciated and valued his work. We paid for the item and went over to the artist and I had my wife ask him if he would take a picture with us with what we bought. He said yes and one of the sales ladies took a few pictures with him. The item we bought had his tag on it with his name and picture. This made our trip and this piece of art will be treasured for years and will be hung proudly in our home. Before we left, we also gave a tip to the man and the two lady weavers. This was fate.
Written January 29, 2020
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Luvs2travel
Vienna, WV121 contributions
Oct 2019
This was a wonderful experience watching the Andean master weavers demonstrate their trade. It was interesting learning how they dye of their wool and how this trade has been passed down for hundreds of years. Blankets, scarves, handbags, table runners, etc., in beautiful vibrant colors.
Written December 6, 2019
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AuroraAlaska
Denali National Park and Preserve, AK207 contributions
Oct 2019
I highly recommend visiting this wonderful non-profit organization! The mission of the Center is to aid in the survival of Cusqueñan textile traditions and to provide support to the indigenous people who create them. The Center works with ten weaving communities in the Cusco region on a fair-trade basis to help rescue traditions and promote the weavers and their work. Weavers were on-site for demonstrations during my visit. All fiber is hand-spun, naturally hand died and hand-woven. I have never seen a finer quality of weaving work in all my global travels!
I purchased a table runner that is nothing short of a magnificent work of art. Some previous reviewers complained that prices were too expensive. I beg to differ. Prices ranged from a few dollars to hundreds, depending on the size and intricacy of the work. I paid $150 for an item that took many weeks if not months to make. I would not be able to purchase a handmade item of this high quality back home for even ten times the price. You can not compare these weavers fine work to the cheap, synthetically died, machine woven souvenirs you find at the local market stalls!
Written December 4, 2019
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mytraveltips3
California31 contributions
Oct 2019
We enjoyed the free museum exhibition about textiles and the local clothing customs - very interesting!
You can also watch how the locals weave the textiles and there are products for sale. We bought several pillow cases for gifts to our family!
Written November 13, 2019
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Christine C
Johns Island, SC394 contributions
Aug 2019
The small exhibit at the store is very informative, the weavers demonstrate their craft in the store, and every piece they sell is hand-made of 100% natural fibers and natural dyes. Each piece has a tag with the name of the artisan who made it. It is definitely more pricey than the (obviously mass-produced) wares sold in stalls all over the country, but it is well worth it to support keeping this tradition alive, support local artisans, and have a unique, high-quality piece to enjoy long after our trip.
Written October 5, 2019
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Julia L
Columbia, MO100 contributions
Aug 2019
Watch people weave using the traditional looms and patterns. The small exhibit on textiles is informative. Then, buy a shawl or pillow cover or bag. The work is very fine. We liked ours a lot when we chose it, but when we put it on a chair at home to use as an afghan is when its quality and colors really shone.
Written August 26, 2019
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Lynne M
40 contributions
Aug 2019
This museum/shop has a nice history and explanation of traditional textiles and weaving. There are weavers on site that you can watch as they create their various products.
Written August 19, 2019
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