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“Great to watch the women weaving” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco

Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great to watch the women weaving”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great to watch the traditional weaving and see that some products you buy are locally made using traditional methods - so many of the products found in the streets seemed to be made offshore. bought a couple of products to remind us of a great trip.

Visited July 2014
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“easy on the eyes, hard on the pocket”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a very interesting small museum - with live textile making - and the opportunity to hook up to training to make your own! It's a good place to visit if you have 30 minutes to spare - and the quality of the weaving is superb - as are many of the museum items. If you plan to buy - there's lots on view - but the prices, in US$, seemed very high - compared to other folkloric choices in and around Cusco

Visited July 2014
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“Worth a stop!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

It is has 2 locations. A small store in the same building as the Museo Largo and a much larger one on Avenida El Sol not far from the LAN office. If you are into textiles and weaving, the one on Avenida El Sol is a must.

Visited May 2014
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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“Local handcraft cooperative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited this place at Chinchero just outside Cuzco it was very informative the young local woman explained the whole process from fleece to making the actual products. We only had a short time there but could have spent ages and the products for sale were of a very high standard, only wish we had more room in the luggage, could have spent a fortune. Try and visit here if it's the only craft place you visit you would be disappointed.

Visited June 2014
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“Fascinating and informative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

Having an interest in all types of handicraft I was delighted to get the opportunity of some free time to visit this museum and see the weavers at work. I spent about half an hour in the small museum which explains the importance of carrying on the tradition of weaving within the community and also getting a fair price for their work as many hours goes into each piece. I was interested to follow the history of how the wool was prepared, dyed and spun and the designs used, often following nature's colours and shapes. Weaving the material is essential for them to make warm clothing as well as ceremonial outfits for weddings and it is providing an income by selling their beautiful products to tourists for the weavers to be able to support their families. Admittedly it is not cheap, but knowing how much time it takes to make even the simplest article it is refreshing to know that they are getting a fair price for their work. Definitely worth a visit. The museum is free admission but they do have a box for donations and should you also like to take photographs of the weavers they appreciate a donation too.

Visited June 2014
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