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Christmas CTTC 2021

CTTC - Nilda Callañaupa

Although vaccines have been controlling the massive contagions of covid-19, some are still affected, sick and even in critical condition.

Published: 20/12/2021

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I want to keep pulling my thread

CTTC - Yanett Melo.

I want to share, my experience from the moment CTTC started in Pitumarca, we were only four girls, Teófila, Valeria, Herminia and I, who followed their mothers, but the conditions were to go with a typical suit, know how to do something like for example

Published: 23/10/2021

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Ancient techniques of girdling from Paracas and Nazca

CTTC

In these moments of health emergency, It only remains to learn to live with energy and a positive mind. I believe that the happiness of our lives consists in doing something for someone who needs us and CTTC continues with the work of weaving in the face of the situation in which we live.

Published: 16/09/2021

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Let’s Celebrate Our Mothers !!

CTTC

Mothers all over the world form an important part of our lives. They never say no when we ask for help, and they teach us everything they know to make things easier for us. Without our mothers, life wouldn't be the same.  Likewise, mothers are essential to achieve CTTC’s mission. 

Published: 03/05/2021

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Exhibition "Awaqpa Wasin"

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The Awacpa Wasin exhibition was created to represent a traditional house occupied by weavers between the years 1960 to 1990 in the community of Chinchero. This exhibition is not a replica of an historic house, but serves as a means to interpret the stories and anecdotes of the Chinchero elders. It also shows wath traditional houses looked like based on visits houses of this type that still exist today.

Published: 01/10/2020

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"Weaving Lives" Museum

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Visit our museum Weaving Lives on Av. Sol 603, Cusco, Peru and learn about the traditional weaving process through examples of the finest textiles from the Cusco region. Discover ancient techniques that weavers have recovered and explore textile traditions that are still being kept alive. The museum Weaving Lives provides a unique look into how textiles are used on a daily basis and throughout the lives of the people of Cusco. It’s a great stop for textile enthusiasts, families and the intrepid traveler alike.

Published: 01/10/2020

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Workshops & Training

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The CTTC regularly organizes workshops of training for the weavers, staff, and board members with the aim to enhance skills and knowledge in different areas such as textile preservation, product development, accounting, legal issues, health care, among other community development areas.

Published: 23/09/2020

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Textile Events

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The Education Department at the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco encourages interaction between weavers and the public through a variety of programs. Each year, the department holds events for the young weavers, the adult weavers, and the general public to teach about textile traditions and to inspire greater respect for them. For the adult weavers and young weavers, this includes activities such as classes on ancient Peruvian textiles, annual weaving competitions, and workshops to revive pre-Columbian techniques.

Published: 23/09/2020

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Looping Technique Exhibition in Chinchero

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The Away Riqcharicheq Weaving Center in Chinchero is currently hosting part of the exhibition “Reclaiming Ancient Paracas: The Struggle to Recover a Textile Technique” opened in Museo Inka in 2019. 
 

Published: 23/09/2020

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CTTC Awards

CTTC

The Center was privileged to receive different awards in the last years.

Published: 23/09/2020

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Christmas Cholatada

CTTC

The Center in conjunction with Andean Textile Arts, organization of the United States, celebrate Christmas with the children, weavers, the elderly and residents of the ten communities and districts that are part of the Center. During the famous "chocolatadas", the CTTC family gathers in each weaving association, sharing pleasant moments while enjoying hot chocolate, breads and cakes. The children of the communities look forward to the Christmas season with joy.

Published: 20/08/2020

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CTTC Anniversary Sport Day

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The weavers of the ten associations, years ago agreed to have an especial sports day dedicate to the CTTC`s Anniversary during the month of April with the participation of all weavers and the CTTC`s team. This event takes place in a different community every year, hosted and organized by weavers’ associations and their authorities. 

Published: 20/08/2020

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