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Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop

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Miguel Andrango and his family demonstrate the fascinating traditional yarn spinning and backstrap-loom weaving process for visitors. After the demonstration, visit their gallery where you can purchase beautiful weavings to remind you of your...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Calle Principal, Agato | En la via entre Peguche y San Pablo, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
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Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

This was wonderful! We were very lucky that we arrived at the same time as another couple who had a guide who spoke English. (We did tip him, but he was happy to answer our questions anyway). Great explanation of the process and the family...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

We found this place thanks to the Lonely Planet and we really appreciated the sympathy of this family. They explained us all the details how to make tissues and clothes in the traditional ecuadorian way. It is a family business and they really want to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

We visited the Tahuantinsuyo Weaving workshop after emailing the night before. The family was warm and welcoming and had a great way of showing how they go from raw material to the final form. They sell items in their home as well. It was a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Not easy to find, just a very small sign on a deserted street in a seemingly empty village, but we were super lucky to have a tour by the master weaver Miguel himself! Most charming man with SO much knowledge. His son-in-law came later and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank agathamark83
Reviewed May 26, 2018

This is by far the most fullfiling and integrating experiencie you will have in a short term stay in Ecuador. You are welcomed into their home, their studio, their way of life, they speak qichua, spanish and english, it is amazing to hear them talk...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank PatrickNegwer
Reviewed May 9, 2018

The Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop is the real thing. Not to be missed! My driver and I found the workshop in a nondescript masonry building behind a large metal gate in a residential part of Otavalo. We had to pound on the gate. Just when it...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Gary R
Reviewed March 21, 2018

My husband and I visited this workshop 11 years ago wile touring Ecuador on our honeymoon, and revisited this past weekend with our children (ages 8 and 9). Even experiencing it for a 2nd time, I was completely mesmerized with the process. Even our kids...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank MnTravelingMom00
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We visited in May of 2016 and I am sorry I didn't review sooner so I hope this is still available because you don't want to miss this experience! Children under 8 may not enjoy as much as older ones and it may help if...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank 9dancer9
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Amazing oratory history, warm welcome and great memories. Senor Andrango and his family are talented weavers; more importantly they are wonderfully warm and delightful. We are home now and our family love the wall rugs we purchased for them. Wish we bought more as they...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

My husband and I love weavings and I had read about Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop prior to our visit. We arranged a taxi through our hotel to take us here and a few other nearby sights such as the waterfall. We were not disappointed. They had...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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If you wouldn't mind sending me an email at maggie at Latitude Foundation organization. I would be happy to help you arrange a date and time. Thank you so much for your interest--you won't be disappointed! Visiting Miguel... More
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