ANDEAN TEXTILE INDUSTRY
The Andean textile industry, were use daily in the Andean World. Because of this, it occupied a main place in the Andean lifestyle. Not only was use for rituals and magical functions, but also used to pay taxes and services.
Nowadays, many Quechua women still work in the development of Andean textiles as: chumpis , Ponchos, Chullos , Licllas ( Chales ) and Queperinas.
To have one of these Andean textiles you can visit the Andean fabrics markets:
- Chinchero (Sunday).
- Pisac (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday).
These Andean textiles are made not thinking about the economy, but are made considering the Quechua, Aymara and the villagers of the Peruvian highlands.
Visit Cusco now and get one of these Andean textiles as souvenirs and if you are looking for the best hotel in Cusco, we are waiting for you in CASA SAN BLAS. We are just one block from the main square of Cusco in the neighborhood of artisans San Blas.