Sumaq LLank'ay

Sumaq LLank'ay, Chinchero: Hours, Address, Sumaq LLank'ay Reviews: 4.5/5

Sumaq LLank'ay
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Textile Interpretation center, was created to help to local people and show to the tourists our andean culture. Here the tourist will participate in a rich introduction and learning experience in the art of Andean textiles, becoming acquainted with the wisdom of Andean weavings as maintained since long before Inka times.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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PEili K
Singapore, Singapore1,686 contributions
Ancient weaving
Aug 2019
Was brought here for the ancient ways of weaving and how they make the dye. It was an amazing lesson learn. Spoken in english as the women explained each and every steps from the dye to weaving to spinning to washing. It was like an educational tour. So be sure to bring cash along, if you do not purchase anything, "human bone" is used for the weaving =p
Written August 23, 2019
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Ursula A
Plymouth, NH127 contributions
Revitalization of ancient craft
Jun 2018 • Friends
We were brought here by a guide who explained that the old ways of weaving had been dying out, and that through the efforts of one woman, they have been revitalized to help women benefit from the increasing tourist trade in Peru. There are now several centers of authentic weaving in the country, this being one of them. Our demonstrator spoke English and explained the shearing, spinning, dying and weaving of the alpaca yarn, and taught us to identify the differences between various types of wool. She demonstrated the natural dying process and the how the various elements in the dyes will change or modify the colors being used. She also showed us some weaving in process and brought us over to observe a woman working on a weaving project. We were served Mate de Coco to assist us with any altitude sickness, and were allowed to use the restrooms, which were very clean. You can, of course, buy some of the goods, and the prices were very reasonable for handmade items. I was surprised that I was able to bargain a little on an item of 180 to soles to 150. I learned a lot! Very educational!
Written June 27, 2018
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kirstine2013
Albuquerque, NM765 contributions
Great demonstration & authentic weaving
Oct 2017 • Friends
We loved our visit to this community of women weavers. We began with a simple lunch with tasty soup, a variety of potatoes, chicken and avocados. Then we were shown, via a very informative and amusing talk, how the colorful clothes were formed beginning with the wool and vegetable colors. Take plenty of cash and if you don't have the cash with you, the ladies will come to your hotel later!
Written November 24, 2017
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turoar
Swan Hill, Australia631 contributions
Chinchero women's market
Jun 2017 • Couples
A great experience seeing them dying the yarn naturally, then spinning and weaving and lastly some wonderful products for sale.
Written August 5, 2017
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1Maya23
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand124 contributions
Excellent demonstration of dying and weaving of Inka garments
Jun 2017 • Friends
The building that welcomed us was very quaint and traditional. The ladies that demonstrated the dying and weaving processes were interesting to watch and the main demonstrator spoke good English. Beautiful colours everywhere. We also got offered Coca tea - yum!
I would not buy any products there though, since you can get the same garments at other places for far less money.
Written June 30, 2017
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wayne m
Greensboro, NC1,163 contributions
Skilled ladies
Feb 2017 • Friends
These ladies spin yarn for hours. The dyes used are natural from various available sources. They hae learned to make them colorfast. Weaving is intricate...and from memory for the patterns. Go see if you can. Of course you can buy their creations as well.
Written March 9, 2017
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Sharon L
Drayton Valley, Canada18 contributions
Amazing women!
Feb 2016 • Couples
Not all of the tours go here, but we had a chance to see it and it is pretty amazing to watch how the women clean and create yarn from the Llama wool. Well worth a visit.
Written November 15, 2016
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL10,977 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2016 • Friends
They showed us how they dyed the wools in the different colors and then how they weave the wool.

Also small shops of the members of the coop.
Written September 14, 2016
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Crudite59
3464558 contributions
Great artisan weaving demo
Aug 2016 • Family
This co-op of weavers provides a well rehearsed demonstration of ancestral weaving traditions that are still in practice today. The beautiful hand made alpaca woven scarves & blankets are very good quality for reasonable prices. Wish I had bought more!
Written August 17, 2016
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Damaris A
Milwaukee, WI111 contributions
Handmade artistry
Jun 2016 • Couples
Welcomed by the head of the family and business president. She spoke English, Spanish and Quechua. During the presentation. They greeted us at the entrance with coca tea. Out door cooking station and seating areas under a tent. It is at a higher elevation than Cusco.
Written July 2, 2016
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