The Colors of Peru Peruvian Weaving Tour has literally been 8 years in the making!
It combines the very best of Peruvian culture and artisan traditions into 10 full days of discovery of Peru’s fascinating culture.
Starting in Lima, we first visit some of Peru’s best textile museums and also provide context for the conquest and experience of the indigenous artisans in the Andes. From Lima we take a short flight to Cusco, which at 3400metres (11100 feet) is one of the highest cities of its size in the world. While we are acclimatizing in this captivating and cosmopolitan city we will have the opportunity to delve into Peru’s artistic traditions including a visit to a Maximo Laura workshop.
Those familiar with the Peruvian Textile tradition, would know the efforts of Quechua woman Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez to promote this tradition to the world… and we will visit her museum and store to learn more.
From here we head to the luscious Sacred Valley of the Incas to meet indigenous artisans, watch them weave and take part in a natural dyes workshop. These experiences, and the levels of trust that Threads of Peru have with these artisans is a unique opportunity to be part of their efforts to build knowledge of the arts of Peruvian weaving, and indeed ensure that it continues for generations to come.
During your entire stay in Peru you will be accompanied by a member of the Threads of Peru team; a truly incredible opportunity to get to know someone who has lived, worked and breathed textiles for many years. In 2017 the Colors of Peru tour will be accompanied by Dana Blair, who since 2013 has spent 4 years wandering the most remote communities of the region, staying with indigenous families and working tirelessly to sell their handcrafted products on the international market.
This is a tour for someone who has just discovered Peruvian textiles, or perhaps would like to know more. It is a comfortable tour that is offered in two categories of accommodation. The May 2017 departure will be Luxury Style, and the July 2017 departure Comfort Style.
For more information please refer Colors of Peru