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El Gran Condor

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A treasure of a shop - don't miss it when visiting Otavalo!

We visited this shop after having shopped at Otavalo - what a treat! The demonstration of... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
LoriLdR
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Great Neck, New York, United States
Agree with all above - this is a wonderful place!

As many others have said, this is a great place to visit and buy. The demonstration was... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2018
Pauline J
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

We visited this shop after having shopped at Otavalo - what a treat! The demonstration of traditional weaving and dying techniques was fantastic. The matriarch of the shop, Luzmila, spent over an hour with us, telling us about her family, the history of weaving in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

As many others have said, this is a great place to visit and buy. The demonstration was fascinating (if one is actually a weaver one might want more information, but for ordinary tourists like me it is terrific - especially the dyeing demonstration) and the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

There is a live demonstration of the process of making yarn, dying it and weaving beautifully handcrafted items given by a mature woman who learned from her grandmother. You are allowed to take photos during the demo. The shop has lots of items for sale....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

We were taken here by our guide, Nancy after walking around the sensory overload of the Saturday market in Otovalo. She advised us that the quality of items in the market was mediocre and great for souvenirs, but if we wanted something of high quality...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed December 9, 2016

Enjoyed watching the lady demonstrating spinning and weaving despite the fact I've seen it dozens of times. The shop area had some fascinating gifts, robes, scarves and stuff

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

We went to El Gran Condor in Peguche before venturing to the Otavalo Market, expecting a higher quality. We were right! We observed a detailed demonstration of how wool is carded, dyed, spun into fibers and then woven on a backstrap loom. There are goods...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

After being overwhelmed by the Otavalo Market, five of us visiting El Gran Condor. We saw a weaving demonstration including information about natural dyes that was very interesting. The quality of the goods was excellent. The shop was clean and items were displayed nicely. We...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a small, family owned shop that features local high quality woven items. I have been in and purchased hoodies, blankets, sweaters, infinity scarves, etc for family and friends several times over the past 3 years. The gifts are always admired and appreciated AND...More

Date of experience: March 2014
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