Participate in the weaving tradition that is passed down from generation to generation
Hear and learn about the native tongue of the Quechua culture
Share experiences with local, native people
Shared experience with local people where we provide work to native Quechua women
All year round
6 horas and a half
San Francisco square (Fountain)
Drop-off at hotel/hostel
LEARN TO WEAVE
We'll meet at San Francisco square at 8:30 am then go by public transport or car to Pisac market textile, where we'll have a stop to see more unique handmade textiles & souvenirs, to then continues to the village.
Once we arrive at the workshop the weavers dressed in their typical clothes will introduce themselves and explain more about the history of Incas tissue, also we will learn the process to create our own bracelet.
The first step is to shear the sheep's wool where our native weaver will tell teach us how to do it using a nonconventional tool.
Already with the fibers, we prepare them for washing with 100% natural vegetable detergent, such as the Incas washed their blankets and clothes!
The weavers also will teach you the ancestral way to create the yarn using a tool called "phuska" once with our finished thread we start the dyed which is also completely natural, using parasites, leaves, flowers, and other stuff to have many different colors.
Meanwhile, we are waiting for our yarn getting the color we do a pause to eat a delicious fresh & organic lunch.
Finally, when the thread is ready the weavers will teach you and give you a guide to start your own bracelet with the Incas technique.
Remember the community we're going isn't touristic so the villagers don't speak Spanish, only quechua (the inkas language) anyway they're totally open with new people.
08:20 - 08:30
Meeting point at San Francisco square ( Fountain)
08:30 - 09:45
We go to Amaru's Village by public transport
09:45 - 12:15
We work on the process of the textiles & we do the wristbands
12:15 - 13:15
We arrrive in Cusco and we drop off in your hotel
All times are approximations
- Food (Typical Andean lunch made it from the villagers)
- Public transport
- Private transport
- Protective sun cream
- Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
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Does this tour operator cater for special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian and vegan?
Yes, you must inform us in advance. It is important to note that the concepts of veganism and vegetarianism are quite new in Peru, and so alternative options will be extremely limited (rice, salad, vegetables). We suggest taking some snacks.
Is it safe to bring children to the activity?
Yes, this activity is for families, so children are welcome
Can I purchase textiles in the community?
Amaru is a community known for selling 100% handmade baby alpaca products and offer good prices.
Can I pay with visa textiles within the community?
No, only cash is accepted.
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