Peru-A Trip to the Cooperative of Weavers at Awana Wasi Tocapo
While we were in Peru, we talked to several people about where to get quality goods at a good price. They all said “go to Chinchero.”
On Sunday, the day we were heading to the area, we asked our guide, Alvero, if he thought the market at Chinchero was a good idea. He suggested that, besides the market, we go to a cooperative of weavers. And that’s how we ended up at the Association of Woman Weavers of Chinchero, Awana Wasi Tocapo.
Upon arriving, we were given a demonstration of how alpaca hair is transformed into beautiful textiles. Below are some of the highlights. (Click on the picture to bring up bigger versions)
I’ll put together the other Chinchero pictures in a different post.
If you’d like to read more about our trip, see these other posts in the series: