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“Traditional Textile work”

Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco
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US$68.00*
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Cusco Local Tastes and Flavors
Ranked #5 of 66 Shopping in Cusco
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This is a museum and a shop selling high quality local textiles. Well worth a visit if you want to purchase something different to the same old-same old on offer at tourist shops and stalls. You also get to understand the background of the products through the (free) museum

Date of experience: August 2018
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"for sale"
in 31 reviews
"small museum"
in 18 reviews
"fair trade"
in 13 reviews
"weaving techniques"
in 7 reviews
"free museum"
in 7 reviews
"natural dyes"
in 7 reviews
"pillow cases"
in 6 reviews
"hand woven"
in 5 reviews
"purchase something"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful products"
in 3 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 3 reviews
"tourist shops"
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"baby alpaca"
in 4 reviews
"peruvian culture"
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"sacred valley"
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"weavers"
in 65 reviews
"demonstration"
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

A hidden gem (and free to visit, with optional donation!). This cute, lovingly curated little museum was one of our favorite places in Cusco. The rooms highlight different styles of weaving, different types of animal fibers and the methods for dyeing them, and the role of weaving in traditional Peruvian culture and family life. The displays about how children learn to weave, and the part of the museum describing wedding clothes were especially fascinating. The museum is tucked inside a store that sells scarves, hats, pillowcases, and other woven goods. We would have loved to purchase something but most of it was unfortunately out of our price range.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This spot is a good place to have an introduction to the difference between the various kinds of wools that are used in weaving. You will learn about how the wool is shorn, spun, woven and dyed. There is a demonstration of the mixing of natural dyes to create various colors. Of course there is a shop here as well, where you can purchase various alpaca and baby alpaca items.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 999ursulaa
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

They have really nice textiles, but the center was small and underwhelming. I thought they would have a lot more choices and items than they do. But if you want the real thing, at the highest prices, this is the place to come.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank boroc7
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

A nice way to learn about traditional knitting and weaving techniques and use of plants and insects to obtain natural dyes and colors. ...and to purchase handcrafted souvenirs and clothing.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 15matjan
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