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This is my second visit to peru and chinchero village in specific. the girls working there are clarifying the full story of textiles making from different kinds of llama. you can buy the best scarves or blankets for winter, they are really good with reasonable...More
Learnt about weaving techniques and farming vegetables in Cusco. Products were high priced but could not decide. Nice stop enroute. Took pictures with Llamas and interacted with the local women. Nice pottery shop next door.
Small town in Sacred Valley with several outdoor markets with weaved and alpaca selections. At the textile market we visited, the local women gave a demonstration on the traditional way the alpaca wool was washed, the natural ingredients used to dye the wool, and how...More
If you are limited on time and in the area, then this is fine.
If you are seeing other sites, then I would forego this one altogether. The Pisac market had all the same things but much more variety (like jewelry and dishes). Ollantaytambo offers...More
This is the place to buy your souvenirs. Scarves of all kinds and colors are here. The best day to go is Sunday. The scarves are of the same quality as in Cusco but don't be afraid to haggle. The women expect it, if you...More
On a trip to see the ancient Inca ruins we stopped off here to be warmly welcomed, sat down and shown how they make the clothes in Peru.
Old and traditional it is so interesting to see how they colour the clothing and the lady...More
It was good to have a talk on jewellery, particularly silver and the use of gemstones in making the final product. Some lovely pieces, not just relating to local history and, what seemed to be good value, after some negotiations.