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Ruta Textiles Cusco

Textile Route Tour

All day Tour: Experiential History Min: 2 persons
Murilo S
2024-01-01
Ótima experiência! Representante da agência sempre a disposição. Guia prestativo e comunicativo, bom local para realizar as refeições. Recomendo utilizarem o representante brasileiro Luis! Muito atencioso e prestativo.
Murilo S
2024-01-01
Ótima experiência, recomendo demais!! Vistas incríveis, guia muito bom e todo o apoio prestado pelo Luis, colaborador da agência. Foi muito fácil e prático viajar com a RAP
Elias Pereira
2023-12-21
Incrível País incrível e receptivo... Acessória completa em todos os passeios... Destaque para o a gente de Turismo Luiz Carlos Brasileiro, que me deu todo suporte necessário desde a chegada ao Peru e assessoria em todos os Tours... Gracias RAP TRAVEL PERU
Venture59270610376
2023-12-11
Una Aventura increíble en Machupicchu Estuvimos por más de 1 semana recorriendo todo el Perú con la agencia Rap Travel, nos vamos muy contentos porque nos cumplieron con todo y más por lo que recomendamos a esta agencia todo muy coordinado y principalmente Carlitos Vizcarra el mejor guía estaremos pronto de vuelta gracias por todo
Patricia C
2023-12-11
Una experiencia única en Perú y Machupicchu Contratamos los servicios de Rap Travel Perú, fue una experiencia muy hermosa, todo estuvo muy organizado el transporte a tiempo los guías muy profesionales todo muy coordinado y u. Saludo muy especial para Carlos y José que estuvieron super 100 % recomendados, volveremos pronto
Leann C
2023-12-07
10/10 would recommend Our tour guide did such an awesome job! They made you feel like a part of the family so thank you!!
Amir N
2023-11-28
The trip of a lifetime! My best friend and I chose this tour to celebrate our 30th Birthdays - it was Amazing!!! We had a really nice time visiting Cusco, Machu Picchu and going to the Rainbow Mountain. The tour guides were really nice and we told us a lot about everything. We visited in November and for Machu Picchu this was amazing - it was misty in the morning and sunny by mid-morning, so we got to see it with all weather types. Highly recommend going at 6am and spending most of the day there - circuit 2 and 4 were great! We even hiked up one of the mountains. Carlos, Judy, and Wilson were great and really educated us about each site.
Fotios S
2023-11-28
Great way to experience Peru The tour was a great way to experience Cusco, the sacred valley, Machu Picchu and the Vinicunca mountain. We only had 4 full days, and it was the right amount of time. I was there with my best friend celebrating our 30th, so we will always cherish this moment. The tour guides (Carlos, Judy, and Wilson) were very friendly and knowledgeable. They helped us get immersed to the history of the Incas, and made us feel comfortable throughout the trip. The accommodation provided as part of the package was very adequate, and the overall experience was great.
BRENDA T
2023-11-27
Encantos en Cusco Estamos muy contentos con los servicios que hemos recibido. Desde el recojo en el aeropuerto, fueron puntuales con un cartel con nuestro nombre. La habitacion que pedimos fue hermosa en el hotel Mayu con vista a la calle 7 borreguitos, Royer nos atendio muy bien 10/10. La agencia se comunicaba con nosotros todos los dias, para saber como nos hiba en el tour o si es que necesitamos ayuda. Realmente muy serviciales. En aguas Calientes Daniel, estuvo atento con nosostros . El tour en Machu Picchu fue realmente magico. Tenemos que agradecer mucho a Alicia por el tour bien planificado y a Jose Angel por todas las atenciones todos los dias, nunca nos dejo solos.
Nathalia
2023-11-27
Servicio de calidad Buena atención, personalizada, se adecuan a las necesidades, escuchan sugerencias y son muy amables, muchas gracias!

DESCRIPTION

Description Tour Textile route in Cusco

With the “Cusco Textile Route Tour”, you will learn about the most ancient textile traditions of the Incas, the history, geometric designs, zoomorphic, Tokapus, etc. and from the hand of the artisans of the sacred valley of the Incas you will learn the secret of textiles. That is why this route will take us to learn the spinning, the preparation of the wool and the use of the spindle or puska, the loom tools such as Khallwa, wich’una. The twisting of threads or k’anti, the preparation of the looms and their variations, as well as separating the threads from the weft.

Early man had the idea of dressing himself with animal skins. He learned to sew the skins with sinews, strips of skin and guts. And later he made threads from animal and vegetable fibers (wool, linen, silk).  The day when the heavy skins were replaced by materials made with tightly woven and interwoven threads, weaving had just been invented.

Inca textile art is one of the oldest textile traditions of the Andes and became one of the most developed during the Inca heyday. Traditional textiles are an open book of codes, symbols and information, since the art of weaving, in the Andes, is a form of writing or language made up of visual metaphors that transmit values, cosmology and cultural schemes. The Incas stood out for their tapestries and their wonderful feather cloaks, also with geometric designs. They expressed their cosmovision, their sense of space and its divisions.

They were symbols of social status. It is said that the geometric designs, which appear in some textiles, also served to identify the Incas and their families. The love for Cusco textiles dates back to pre-Hispanic times. The Incas valued the textiles they made so highly that they were used to tax the chiefs and the sovereign. Women used to be the main weavers; due to the high level of organization in the empire, they dedicated their leisure time to this activity with patience and skill. Historically, we know that textiles served as key documents for transmitting information. It is possible that some kind of information could have been transmitted through textiles.

Tokapus, which are textile decorations based on series of squares with drawings inside, geometric, iconographic, zoomorphic, etc. shapes in Inca clothing, would have served as a means of communication. Textile knowledge survived during the colonial period and the tradition maintains the techniques and patterns of the past. Looms are still used to weave and configure the warp. Natural vegetable or mineral colors are still preferred for dyeing wool and cotton. Plants, animals, triangles and zigzags are still the main motifs that appear in textiles.

MAIN POINTS OF VISIT

  • Cusco (3,390 masl)
  • Chinchero (3,762 masl)
  • Huatata Community

TRAVEL PLAN

  • Day 1: Cusco – Chinchero – Huatata – Cusco

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco – Chinchero – Huatata – Cusco

  • 09.00 hrs We will pick you up at the hotel to go to the town of Chinchero, from here about 6 km. In Huatata we will meet with the weavers who will be waiting for us, this Association since 1986 hand weaving with natural dyes. Using ancestral techniques they make ponchos, chullos, chumpis, chuspas, blankets, pasadizos, vests, vests, etc. with sheep and alpaca wool.
  • Before starting with this art we will enjoy the cuy with baked potatoes that they will offer us as a welcome. Then they will explain the ancestral techniques and how they have remained almost intact, the weavers will show us step by step the techniques of shearing animals, washing the wool, dyeing based on natural dyes, spinning, warp and weaving based on the backstrap loom, Inca instrument that is still used by the weavers today and show us the work done by their hands.
  • 15.00 hrs After this imaginary journey through time and everything we have learned, we will start our return to Cusco.
  • 17.00 hrs Approximate arrival and transfer to the hotel.

BREAKFAST – HOTEL / LUNCH – AGENCY / DINNER – PASSENGER

INCLUDES


INCLUDES:

  • Transfer IN/OUT
  • Tourist transport
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Lunch in the community


NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips


RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Sun hat or cap
  • Sun protection (factor 35)
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Mineral water
  • Camera and camcorder
  • Batteries

PRICES

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

Textile Route Tour

PRICE PER PERSON

Minimum 02 people

GROUP SERVICE TOUR

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Textile Route Tour

The “Textile Route Tour in Cusco” is a tourist experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the ancient textile traditions of the Incas and learn about the history, techniques, and designs used in textile creation in the Sacred Valley of the Incas region in Cusco, Peru. During this tour, participants have the opportunity to meet local artisans who still keep these traditions alive and learn from them.

The main points of visit on the “Textile Route Tour in Cusco” are:

  • Chinchero (3,762 meters above sea level): Chinchero is one of the key points of the tour. Here, you can meet local weavers and learn about the ancient textile techniques used by the Incas.
  • Huatata Community: In this community, you will immerse yourself in the ancestral textile culture of the Incas. Here, weavers will share their knowledge and skills with you, showing you step by step how textiles are made.

During the tour, you will learn ancestral textile techniques, including spinning, wool preparation, the use of the spindle or puska, thread twisting, loom preparation and its variations, as well as the separation of weft threads.

In Huatata, an association of weavers produces handmade textile products with natural dyes. These products include ponchos, chullos (knitted hats with earflaps), chumpis (belts), chuspas (bags), blankets, shawls, vests, among others, using wool from sheep and alpacas.

Tokapus designs, based on series of squares with patterns inside, were used in Inca clothing as a means of communication. It is believed that these designs conveyed information and were used to identify the Incas and their families.

Yes, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in textile activities. Local artisans will show you step by step the techniques, and you can experience these ancestral traditions firsthand.

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