Urubamba Weavers' Route

Urubamba Weavers' Route, Sacred Valley: Address, Urubamba Weavers' Route Reviews: 4.5/5

Urubamba Weavers' Route
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Heddy G
Malvern, PA469 contributions
Great Learning Experience
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful time seeing how the weaving is done and how they make the different colors. Lots available for purchase also.
Written 2 June 2019
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TravelAgentDiary
Richmond, VA1,611 contributions
Authentic Peruvian Experience
Jun 2018 • Friends
I enjoyed the authentic Peruvian experience here, seeing how traditional textiles are woven with blends of llama and alpaca fur. I visited the Ccaccaccollo Weaving Co Op with G Adventures tour. I purchased a few nice scarves for me and my Mom.

Wonderful way to spend the day.
Written 27 August 2018
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waverider681
Detroit, MI741 contributions
Learning about the colorful weaving tradition of the region
Sep 2017 • Friends
We knew we were off to a great start when we were greeted by a baby llama and alpaca, which we were free to pet and take photos with. So cute! Next, we were presented with small mugs of complimentary coca tea and promptly seated for a presentation on the creation and dying processes of the wool. We learned about how weaving is an integral part of the local indigenous culture and some of the meanings behind their patterns as well. The women were extremely kind and open to answering all of our questions. Afterwards, we had time to shop, but I was a bit deterred by the persistence and pushy nature of the sellers. At least I knew that purchases here were money well spent as it was supporting the cooperative.
Written 8 April 2018
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willardroad
Catonsville, MD69 contributions
A Must-See Stop: the Women's Cooperative of Weavers
Mar 2018 • Friends
Take the time to search this place out and stop. Plan on staying at least 1-2 hours. This is WELL worth your time, if you have even the slightest interest in seeing genuine local crafts and time-honored traditional methods. Marleny, the diminutive President of the cooperative, gives a great presentation on the dying and weaving techniques, and LOVES to get questions.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I come from a weaving family, and my mother is a member of her local Weavers Guild in Michigan. I found it all fascinating – so much so that I called my 83 year old Mother in Ann Arbor and put her on the phone with Marleny! They had a good ol' time, talking about weaving, and Mom says it was one of the highlights of her life.
PRICES: Pretty good, and they are willing to bargain – in fact, if you don't you're silly. The key is to be buying more than one thing at a time – they WILL be flexible. At the same time, you money is going to support women in business, so what's not to love?
VALUE: The hand-woven things there are amazing, as are the silver pieces, the jewelry, the wonderful hats, and so much more. Support local business women! Go here, enjoy the presentation, and get unique gifts you will treasure for a lifetime.
Written 2 April 2018
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G N
Rockville, MD19 contributions
BEAUTIFUL
Aug 2017 • Family
I was at Urubamba valley 15 years ago, an I am very impress of the progress without disturb the beauty of the place. We got a house at the valley(Airb&b) for a decent price with a person who cook for us, natural and healthy food. My kids, 12 y.o twins really enjoy the staying there.
Written 27 March 2018
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Margaret635
Las Vegas, NV39 contributions
Chinchero Weavers worth a detour
Jul 2016
We stopped twice in Chinchero to see the weavers, their wool and handmade products. They're always happy to demonstrate the coloring of the wool and to bring in wool if you're a knitter. We went back to buy some wool they brought to the shop in 1 kg skeins for me. Buying Alpaca and baby Alpaca in the Sacred Valley is a lifelong memory that will live on in the gifts I knit (although it did add 4 kg to our luggage weight). My daughter bought a beautiful tapestry for her college room.
Written 20 October 2016
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alohatripper
Honolulu, HI1,109 contributions
Chinchero weavers lunch serve up CUI for special lunch
Sep 2015 • Friends
Sept 14
Intense Peru found an Incan family of dye makers and weavers to host a special lunch for our group. After touring the salt ponds of Moray which were spectacular and unexpected, we were at Textiles Ayni Ayllu in Chinchero. Multi-generational weavers demonstrated how they spin the alpaca and wool yarn into colorful garments made with natural dyes. Maria Elena and Francisca did the commentary while our guide Jimmy translated. We saw deep red dye ingredient from pressing a parasite on the local cactus. Other colors were extracted from plants and flowers.
After the demonstration we moved to the dining room and sat at a long table. We had vegetable soup, chicken, fish, potatoes, and mixed fresh fruit. But the piece de resistance was the roasted cui, a la brasa, shown to us before the crispy skin was removed. Everything was so special. Best in home-cooking and for only US$15/pp and tip. Apparently, the head is the best part--ask Alexandro, the driver.
Your itinerary needs to have a home-stay lunch like this one. Ah, the memories!
Written 6 October 2015
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pglejm
Santa Cruz, CA4,097 contributions
Handicrafts being taught to younger generations
Mar 2015 • Friends
There is a women's collective where the entire process of producing, cleaning, dyeing and weaving the yarns into beautiful products is shown right before you. You also will learn more about the culture of the women, what one/two braids means versus many braids (unmarried versus married), how many petticoats are underneath some of the skirts, how far the women walk to the collective each day, etc. Very fun experience but you will be inundated afterwards to buy so be ready.
Written 10 April 2015
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2marcopolos
Fairfield, CA573 contributions
Womens Cooperative of Weavers
Feb 2015 • Couples
In Chincheros there is a woman's cooperative of weavers. There we met several weavers and they demonstrated their weaving techniques and how they prepare the wool. The most interesting part was learning about how they only use natural dyes and seeing them make the many different dye colors from a base color.

Live beetles found on cactus were crushed to reveal a blood red color that was reduced to several colors down to a lite pink. Plus, the ladies also used the red dye as for a lipstick, that did not smudge or lasted all day.

We were grateful their sharing their time and knowledge. We left with a new appreciation for their artistry, the time and the effort that goes into their work.
Written 26 February 2015
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Ganesh S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates543 contributions
A place worth staying
Nov 2013 • Friends
Urubamba in the sacred valley is something people pass by on their way to Ollantaytambo or Cuzco, but this place is quite an attraction. Very few tourist stay here, which gives one the chance to see a lot of things in the true form. Local people, the culture, the markets including Pisac, seem to be all attractive.
Written 20 December 2013
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