We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop

Calle Principal, Agato | En la via entre Peguche y San Pablo, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
+593 6-269-0282
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Beautiful artistic weavings

My husband and I love weavings and I had read about Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop prior to our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Crowhollow
,
Evergreen, Colorado
Highlight of my tour to Otovalo!

The visit to Tahuantinsuyo was definitely the highlight of my tour to Otovalo! It was so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon W
,
Palo Alto, California
Read all 23 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Miguel Andrango and his family demonstrate the fascinating traditional yarn spinning and backstrap-loom weaving process for visitors. After the demonstration, visit their gallery where you can purchase beautiful weavings to remind you of your Ecuadorian experience. DIRECTIONS TO THE WORKSHOP: Option 1, from Cascada de Peguche: take the road from Cascada de Peguche (waterfall) to Lago San Pablo. At the top of the first hill, take a left toward Agato. At the first intersection (Agato's main street), turn left. The workshop is one and a half blocks down on the left. Option 2, from Quito: turn right at the Espejo stoplight. After you cross a bridge, take your first left toward Cascada de Peguche. At the top of the hill, turn right toward Agato. At the first intersection (Agato's main street), turn left. The workshop is one and a half blocks down on the left.
  • Excellent92%
  • Very good8%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“talented man” (2 reviews)
“bring cash” (2 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Calle Principal, Agato | En la via entre Peguche y San Pablo, Otavalo 100450, Ecuador
CONTACT
Website
+593 6-269-0282
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
Reviews (23)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I love weavings and I had read about Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop prior to our visit. We arranged a taxi through our hotel to take us here and a few other nearby sights such as the waterfall. We were not disappointed. They had...More

Thank Crowhollow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit to Tahuantinsuyo was definitely the highlight of my tour to Otovalo! It was so interesting and amazing to see how they make weavings using a back strap loom and handspun wool. If you want to buy some weaving you should buy them here...More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Lost in the mountains, the little town of Agato, near Otavalo is the place where the 80 year old master of waiving, Miguel Andrango, lives. It was a little bit difficult to find his studio but worth to visit and see how this humble master...More

1  Thank SARAGUEV
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We visited with our family and had a great time. It was fantastic for the kids (and us) to see weaving done using traditional methods. And to meet a family so dedicated through three generations to their craft. Would definitely recommend visiting, but be careful...More

2  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Miguel, Rafeal, and Luz Maria are some of the most wonderful and spirited people I have ever met. They are true masters of their craft and they live and breath tradition. A visit to their workshop is an experience that you will never forget.

2  Thank Brittany H
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We are so glad we made the trek to Miguel's workshop! He's a very sweet, talented man whose work is stunning. It was recommended we come here because we weren't impressed with the goods we found in the market. Well, there's no compariso between the...More

2  Thank wendt85
Reviewed 25 October 2015

I am from Ecuador but living now in Canada. I have a passion for Andean art. While I was there, I really became fascinated with the colors and the weaving textiles. I believe they are the best in the world. Weavers are so patient and...More

2  Thank Segundo B
Reviewed 26 May 2015

This should be high on the list of anyone in the area..preferably before you go to the Otavolo market and buy the cheap stuff! Miguel is a true hand weaver and demonstrates the process from cleaning through carding and spinning to dyeing and weaving. His...More

3  Thank GM8868
Reviewed 16 March 2015

The reviews of this wonderfully talented man and his studio are spot on. It is no suprise that myself and husband were entranced by Miguel and his introduction to the art of weaving but he totally mezmerized my 22 and 16 year old sons as...More

1  Thank lisasteve40
Reviewed 26 January 2015

If you are interested in the artisinal crafts of Ecuador - and if you find yourself in Otavalo, you probably are - a visit to Miguel Andrango's workshop can't be missed, It was one of the highlights of the month I spent travelling Ecuador. Miguel...More

4  Thank MoodyMason
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Tahuantinsuyo Weaving Workshop staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit