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Natural Dyeing and Weaving Experience in the Sacred Valley (Textile Workshop)

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You will be involved in to an ancient tradition, with master weavers awarded by UNESCO. This is the only tour in Cusco that allows you to live this kind of experiences. We don`t just show you the textile process, you will do the process We have received important people like Jean-Bernard Münch who is the president of the Swiss Commission for UNESCO since 2012. This kind of experiences helps local people to give more value to what they do.

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Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Live this unique experience of dyeing with plants and weaving in waist loom togetter with great marter weavers recognized by UNESCO, do not be a typical visitor who observes the process of elaboration, we want you to be involved, we want you to hold the plants and dye your own wool, make your own textile piece. A full day adventure awaits you in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. DURATION: 01 day (08:00 - 06:00) MATERIALS: Wool, loom, dyes, charcoal, weaving tools, dyeing and everything necessary for the workshop (We will provide you) ITINERARY Upon your arrival to our workshop, you will receive a warm welcome from our artisans, Pututeros and Varayoc who will delight you with the magnificent sounds of the pututo and with some local customs of our community. Our local expert guide will receive you and will provide you with all the explanation about our project, textile trajectory, recognitions, the textile industry in general, etc. We will take you on a tour to our workshop where you will be able to appreciate all the demonstration of the process of making our garments, we will give you a theoretical talk about the ancestral dyeing and weaving and its history. Then we will start with our experience at the workshop, the first activitie will be going out to collect plants, prepare the wool and dyeing process. for this activitie you will have an assistan who will guide you through the process of dyeing and weaving. We will provide you all the materials required in the workshop and everything you produce can be taken home with a certificate issued by our workshop and signed by artisan teachers recognized by UNESCO. The dyeing activitie will be donde until lunch time. Lunch will be in a family style sharing with the artisans in the workshop. After lunct, it will be a full adventure afternoon of great concentration and perseverance in learning to master the threads to go forming different motifs in our textile piece, we are sure that it will be an unforgettable experience. once we finish the experience you will be able to take home the wool you dyed, the loom you weaved. We will drive you back to your hotel.

Duration: 10 hour