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Taking care of native communities, nurturing and preserving their traditions while offering you nothing but top quality, hand made products.

By weavers, for weavers

The Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco (CTTC) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1996 by Andean weavers and their supporters. The mission of the Center is to aid in the survival of Cusqueñan textile traditions and to provide support to the indigenous people who create them. The Center works with ten weaving communities in the Cusco region of Peru on a fair-trade basis to help rescue traditions and promote the weavers and their work. Through community organization, workshops, educational opportunities and more the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco ensures that there is a future for Cusqueñan textile traditions.

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Education

The Education and Community Development departments of the CTTC carry out different educational projects, as well as dictate workshops, organize contests, trainings, among others, which make each community develop work based on the organization and group work of the 10 associations.

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Social responsability

Today the Center support groups of weavers in ten villages, spread across the Department of Cusco. Each community weaving association is encouraged to be independent and self-sufficient, relying on themselves, and incorporating elder weavers as mentors for younger generations.

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Store

One Weaving at a Time This heirloom quality textile was woven by an Inca decedent in the old Inca Capitol-Cusco region. With your purchase, you are not only supporting a Quechua weaver and their family, you will be part of our Andean Cultural Preservation

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Points of sale & exhibitions

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CTTC Main Store - Cusco

The main store is located in the heart of Cusco, exactly next to the Qoricancha. It has a variety of pieces belonging to the 10 communities as well as you can find weavers doing weaving demonstrations. The "Weaving Lives" Museum that has free entry shows and explains the weaving process

Horarios de atención
Everyday 7:30 am – 8:00 pm

Encuentranos
1st Textile Center "Away Riqcharicheq" Chinchero

The 1st Textile Center of Chinchero, which has a large store with a variety of products from the 10 communities, the weavers meet every day to weave their different pieces, in turn they give demonstrations of the weaving process..

Horarios de atención
Mon – Fri 9:00 am – 4:30 pm ; Sat 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Our workshops

Come and learn how the locals do it

Special activities

Bring culture to life

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Chocolatada 2020!

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Weaving Demostration

The first weavers center, the Away Riqcharicheq Weaving Association in Chinchero, a community located about 45 minutes outside the city of Cusco on the highway to Urubamba, is home to the original group of weavers who started the CTTC. Learn from the masters about the art of weaving in the Andes and browse the CTTC store where you can directly support the weavers through the purchase of their fine textiles.

 

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Textile Tour

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Our Supporters

With just a little help from our friends