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“Unique assortment of woven goods”

Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco
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Cusco Local Tastes and Flavors
Ranked #6 of 62 Shopping in Cusco
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

They have a nice, free musuem about weaving traditions. I wish I could have had someone give us tour and explain more about it, though I did read all of the signs.

While the prices in the store are high, I can say that I didn't see any comparable items for sale in the markets in Cusco, Aguas Calientes or Pisac during the remainder of my trip. So you if see something here that you love, I would recommend getting it instead of hoping to find it for less at one of the markets. At least you know this is a fair trade establishment.

Thank Giavanna R
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"for sale"
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"fair trade"
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"small museum"
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"weaving techniques"
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"pillow cases"
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"natural dyes"
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"hand woven"
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"free museum"
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"tourist shops"
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"alpaca wool"
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"whole process"
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"peruvian culture"
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"sacred valley"
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Want to learn more about the history/culture of weaving? This is the place to visit! The museum is chock full of information, the shop includes women working on looms and there are many items to purchase. Additionally, your purchases support the community of women who continue the authentic tradition of weaving.

Thank shelda g
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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

Thank W4lking
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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.

Thank kabobssss
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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.

Thank 999ursulaa
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