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“The most beautiful textiles!”

Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We visited this store and museum as well as the original one in Chinchero and also the weaving community of Accha Alta. They are part of a group of centers that Nilda Callanaupa has organized for the education, preservation and marketing of the beautiful Peruvian textiles. This is her life's work and is very important to the history and livelihood of the local weavers. Take time to learn about the weaving and you appreciate much more the beautiful textiles of the area.

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This venue was recommended by the owner of our B&B. The quality of the textiles was excellent and there was a nice variety of items. We really like the idea of supporting the indigenous people and traditions and enjoyed watching the women weave. The well done "mini'museum" was a bonus and helped us understand the importance and meaning of textiles in the culture.

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Reviewed October 4, 2012

They offer beautiful works plus they have at least 3-4 people actually working on the shop dressed in their typical outfit. Next to the store they have a small but very complete museum of textiles.

Thank AlinaMonroy
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

The museum was interesting but the prices were high. If you have the time take a trip to Chinchero you can visit a demonstration shop there with the local artisans and get a much better price on the textiles

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

The Center is a museum and working cooperative aiming to preserve, master and teach the younger generations the traditional ways of weaving, knitting, spinning and dyeing. In the museum, the weavings and its traditions are explained in great detail. The amount of work the Centre has put into education and promotion of the traditional ways is fantastic.
Each woven items, has a tag that tells you who dyed (with a little picture!!) or made the little piece of art, what it is, where it came from, what it’s made of and the CTTC mission statement.
In the store itself, you can watch some elders practice their weavings. The prices are more expensive but it is all natural dyed and better quality. Plus they try to encourage the young generation to continue weaving so the women need to be able to sustain themselves with that income.
All the woven articles are nice and of really good quality but what caught my special attention was their choice of yarn. They have 100% alpaca and pretty colors (what you find in the markets are never real alpaca and most things are factory made around Lima or Puno…)!! All natural dye once again.
When talking with the people from the shop I learnt that they also have a weaving center in Chinchero that you can visit.

Next day I went there!!
It is such a nice place (entrance is free!!) you get into an open courtyard where some twenty women are weaving, natural dyeing and spinning the yarn. You can watch all the steps and the director (Nilda) explains everything in English or Spanish. There were also some children and Nilda told us that one of the missions of the center is to revive the weaving tradition, teach and restore its value to the younger generations. They try to restore this vanishing art.
I had a great afternoon over there and would definitely recommend it!! The center is close to the Plaza de Armas de Chinchero (which is one of the main ruins city around Cusco).
Once back at the hotel I researched the center to put some good review and found this very interesting article: check it out.

http://www.textilemuseum.ca/cloth_clay/Learn/nilda_weaver.cfm

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