Peru's textiles are prized around the world, which makes sense considering that the weaving tradition here is over 4,000 years old. Peru's best weaving culture is found in Cusco, Chinchero, and Huancayo. Textiles are made using the wool of llamas, alpacas and vicuñas, and the weavings are dipped into dyes made from flowers, roots, and leaves.
Textiles can be found in museums and at markets, where talented weavers exhibit their products. Local workshops often have weaving demonstrations — these will help you understand the tremendous skill that goes into creating each piece. Textile tours are an excellent way to become acquainted with one of Peru's most traditional and timeless art forms.
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The Amaru Community is a unique and small Andean village. Locals welcome visitors with beautiful native music and flower decorations at the entrance of their houses. The region is known for their gracious offerings to Mother Earth, or 'Pachamama,' as symbolic displays of gratitude for daily life, food abundance, harmony, peace and the opportunity to meet brothers from different cultures. Citizens of Amaru are as talented as they are hospitable, and are known for being masters in the art of weaving in the unique and authentic tradition of their ancestors.
8 hrsFrom $364
The Amaru Community is a unique and small Andean village, whose villagers welcome visitors with native music and beautiful native flowers decoration at the entrance of their houses. Besides a symbolic offering to Mother Earth or Pachamama, as a gratitude for daily life, food abundance, harmony, peace and the opportunity of meeting brothers from different cultures they are great masters in the art of weaving under a unique and authentic tradition from their ancestors.
8 hrsFrom $364
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