A lot of other stores boast alpaca, but it's machine made. This shop represents locals using time honored weaving skills, it's all handmade. The prices are on par with the better machine made shops.
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purchases here help the indigenous people from around Cusco formed by co-operative of families of artisanal workers who are true artist..
This indoor mall is full of little shops selling all sorts of typical Peruvian woven goods. Many are no doubt made from genuine alpaca wool, but many are also made from acrylic—there's no way to tell unless you're an expert. There are also some restaurants...More
Good to support indigenous craftspeople; especially when traditional techniques and handmade quality is the basis of their work...superb craft skills...authentic products! Yes, the goods may be more expensive...but why should they be cheap? (If you want cheap & dubious quality; buy the 'Chinese products' elsewhere...More
The products are absolutely gorgeous, you really can appreciate the beauty in comparison to what they sell on the streets. The products are not cheap, but they had a lot on sale and several smaller items that were in my (student) price range. The museum...More
As noted by other reviewers, this is a small establishment on one of Cusco's main streets. It is near SerPost, the post office (if you are looking to mail a postcard). I stopped by because I was in the area. I did not stay long....More
The sight does not appear to have many visitors. The artisians are busy weaving various items and there are items for sale as well. After visiting various alpaca shops, this place was only avarage
This textiles museum and shop in one is a pleasant way to learn about weaving while helping contribute to the locals by buying their gear. The small museum is located in the back of the shop and walks you through Peruvian fashion in Inka times...More
A small textile museum with a live demonstration of Peruvian weaving techniques. Great shop too with many intricate textiles designs. Visit the museum before you purchase anywhere else. The Center will help you develop your "eye" for Peruvian textiles and craftsmanship.
The "15 minute" museum explains the importance of weaving in English, and we enjoyed relaxing and reading. The textiles created here are in darker hues and are beautiful. Although products seem expensive (priced in American dollars), when we realized the time it takes for a...More