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Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop

Calle Principal, Agato | En la via entre Peguche y San Pablo, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 6-269-0282
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Incredible experience - Don't miss this

If you are interested in the artisinal crafts of Ecuador - and if you find yourself in Otavalo, you... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2015
MoodyMason
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Toronto, Canada
must see

Met Miguel the owner and teacher of weaving and was given a full introduction to the art of... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2014
arnica2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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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 Ecuadorian experience. DIRECTIONS TO THE WORKSHOP: Option 1, from Cascada de Peguche: take the road from Cascada de Peguche (waterfall) to Lago San Pablo. At the top of the first hill, take a left toward Agato. At the first intersection (Agato's main street), turn left. The workshop is one and a half blocks down on the left. Option 2, from Quito: turn right at the Espejo stoplight. After you cross a bridge, take your first left toward Cascada de Peguche. At the top of the hill, turn right toward Agato. At the first intersection (Agato's main street), turn left. The workshop is one and a half blocks down on the left.
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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, 2015

If you are interested in the artisinal crafts of Ecuador - and if you find yourself in Otavalo, you probably are - a visit to Miguel Andrango's workshop can't be missed, It was one of the highlights of the month I spent travelling Ecuador. Miguel...More

4  Thank MoodyMason
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Met Miguel the owner and teacher of weaving and was given a full introduction to the art of weaving from wool processing to actual weaving. It is a small shop in the countryside and so worth the trip to see. The shop has items woven...More

3  Thank arnica2014
Reviewed November 16, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting the charming master weaver Sr Andrago in his simple workshop. He patiently explained every stage of the weaving process from preparing the wool to producing the glorious textiles on hand looms. We came away with faces full of smiles and a...More

3  Thank lollymlg
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Others have described the the wonderful opportunity to meet Miguel and learn about his beautiful work. The bus from Otavalo to Agato runs about every 20 minutes (catch it outside of the terminal across the street for a quarter) goes right past his house and...More

3  Thank bneedell
Reviewed January 31, 2013

A visit to Miguel Andrago's workshop is like a step back into time. Or rather several steps back into time. Miguel, who learned the art of backstrap loom weaving from his father years and years ago, creates exquisite art -- meticulously, by hand. He demonstrates...More

Thank Sunsetmtnwalk
Reviewed April 3, 2012

We visited The Workshop of Miguel Andrago through a recommendation from Maggie Reniers, the hotel proprietor of La Posada Del Quinde. She set up an appointment for our visit and arranged for a private taxi to take us there. Let me say that our visit...More

2  Thank ggryz
Reviewed March 26, 2012

A visti to Miguel's workshop is a vist to his home, complete with corn drying on the floor of the courtyard. Miguel and his daughter graciously welcomed our party of 7 and for almost 45 minutes showed us how he makes a weaving, starting with...More

1  Thank SLS1147
Reviewed March 21, 2012

we were impressed by the beautiful artistic things made in this weaving workshop directed by Don Miguel, a well known and respected man in the traditional weaving community. Don Miguel and his family follow the ancient tradition, everything is hand made using pure products from...More

1  Thank Ohimesama2012
Reviewed March 17, 2012

Our visit to the weaving workshop of Miguel Andrango was one of the most special experiences in our travels in Ecuador. We love art and Miguel is a rare artisan. We found his weavings to be extraordinary for their beauty, craftsmanship, and detail. Visiting his...More

Thank Cody H
Reviewed March 12, 2012

Miguel is unique in his original weaving. Each piece that he creates is art. There seems nobody anymore who makes materials in this way. A must to see (and buy). He is also very friendly and patient explaining his technique and how he gets from...More

Thank JanWillem V
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