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Andean Weaving Workshop

1 reviewC.p Chinchero, Peru

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Experience hosted by Jane

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet in Chinchero, from where we begin immersion in the culture and tradition of a native community. Here we will learn, from the same Quechua women, the ancient technique of weaving in the loom that has been taught from generation to generation since before the Inca era.
The women will give us a warm welcome to their workspace, where they'll show us the process of preparing the threads which we will work with. We’ll see, step by step, each stage prior to weaving in order to understand and experience the theoretical part of our activity.

Before starting the practical part, we will have a quick break to taste a snack of local food, also prepared by the ancestral technique of "HUATIA" (Traditional way to cook potatoes on the ground with an earthen oven).

Once we have recharged our energies with the delicious “Huatia”, we begin the learning of the weaving technique in a loom, the Quechua women will teach us, step by step, how to make a bracelet in the same way they learned from their mothers, and now they teach to their daughters.

The importance of this activity, besides being different, is to be able to continue transmitting this ancestral knowledge to more people, and thus help keep our culture and tradition alive by generating a job opportunity to Native families; and offer our visitors a closer view of the daily life of the Andean people.
We will meet in Chinchero, from where we begin immersion in the culture and tradition of a native community. Here we will learn, from the same Quechua women, the ancient technique of weaving in the loom that has been taught from generation to generation since before the Inca era.
The women will give us a warm welcome to their workspace, where they'll show us the process of preparing the threads which we will work with. We’ll see, step by ste…

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What's included

  • Food
    We'll enjoy the delicious "Huatia"
  • Drinks
    Natural "Muña" tea.
  • Equipment
    The loom, the wool you will work with and take home.
From ₹3,797
/ person
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Meet your host, Jane

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I was called to do philanthropy since I was a child, and together with my husband Diego, who is a professional tour guide and sharing our culture with you is our passion.

We met people from this village about 4 years ago already, and this experience tries to create opportunities for their lives and for their future generations. At the same time, we try to keep and preserve our ancestral knowledge and tradition.

We like to believe that helping, drawing one smile a day and small details can make the difference for someone life.

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I was called to do philanthropy since I was a child, and together with my husband Diego, who is a professional tour guide and sharing our culture with you is our passion.

We met people from this village about 4 years ago already, and this experience tries to create opportunities for their lives and for their future generations. At the same time, we try to keep and preserve our ancestral knowledge and tradition.

We like to believe that helping, drawing one smile a day and sm…
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Where you'll be

We will conduct our workshop in the house of one of the members of the village, located in the high Andes close to a beautiful lake.

1 review

Amy
December 2019
This experience was truly amazing. Having taught English in rural areas in Ecuador, and having gone on many outings which would appear similar to this one (at a glance)—STILL, this was one of the most unique cultural experiences of my life. Ladies from the community greeted us when we arrived, and they taught us all about their culture—how they dress, how they care for their children and raise a family, and how they cook using natural ingredients. We also cooked potatoes in an oven in the ground and ate them for lunch—it was like 3 experiences in 1! I am still in awe of how simple life can be if you let it be (and how complicated those of us who live in larger urban areas have managed to make things). This is not just a bracelet-making experience, it's a window into customs and traditions that are very much alive in Quechua communities around Chinchero. 10/10 recommend!
This experience was truly amazing. Having taught English in rural areas in Ecuador, and having gone on many outings which would appear similar to this one (at a glance)—STILL, this…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunglasses, hut, water.