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. Before you head to Cusco, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Cusco vacation trip planner, to make sure you see all that Cusco has to offer, including Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco.
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  • 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.  more »
  • purchases here help the indigenous people from around Cusco formed by co-operative of families of artisanal workers who are true artist..  more »
  • For anyone who has an interest in seeing the production of fabrics of wool of Alpaca, Llama or Vicuna. You can take pictures with Alpaca, Vicuna and Llama or buy the trecidos produced there.
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  • 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.
  • Great shop with authentic weaving. There were weavers working there when we went in the day time. If you speak Spanish you can ask them questions about their work.
  • This place encourages and teaches artisans in order to preserve traditional textile arts. Items for sale here are made by identified artists and are priced fairly.

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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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