Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco, Cusco

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Learn about Peruvian textiles and garments when you visit Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco. Take a tour through the museum and see the different types of garments and textiles traditionally made in Peru. Each section describes the type of garment and gives an introduction to its history, and you can even see the artisans making the garments. The techniques of the traditional patterns come to life with the four local craftspeople set up in the museum. After the tour, stop by the museum shop if you'd like to purchase some of the articles you saw. Plan to see Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cusco itinerary builder .
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  • A cool place to visit as you wander down Ave Del Sol. The small museum is well done and shows some of the varieties of regional textiles and patterns. Textiles in the shop are beautiful with a commens...  more »
  • Interested in textiles? Interested in understanding an important aspect of Peruvian culture? This small museum is a visual and sensory delight. Part of the museum includes displays of the history, pro...  more »
  • There they explained step by step the process of weaving the wool of alpaca, make the thread, dye it and weave it. It is very nice, also make it women dressed in traditional costumes.
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  • Excellent little museum/gallery explaining different types of weaving and the significance for different Peruvian communities. Part of a nice store with demonstrations and beautiful products for sale - would benefit from a few more kid-suitable options.
  • You can watch the artists weaving. The museum is well done and overall the standard is excellent. You can buy beautiful handmade items in the store.
  • Features truly amazing textile pieces made in a traditional style. The craftsmanship is amazing. Prices are very high compared to other markets but the quality was easily the best I saw anywhere in Peru. If you want a one of a kind piece and would like to help support the communities that produce these amazing pieces - this is the place to do it.
  • It's a small, but great museum documenting the traditional Peruvian textiles. Very quiet, usually without any people so you can take to see the museum. Admission is free and also has a very clean bathrooms. There is also a shop that sells hand-made textile goods - high quality but also expensive. It's worth a visit when you are in Cusco.
  • Very interesting place. I highly recommend.

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