Woven Paths: a Peruvian weaving tour


Woven Paths:  a Peruvian weaving tour is for people who have a strong interest in the textile traditions of Peru, and want to spend days in remote communities learning more about the fascinating Quechua dyeing and weaving traditions.  Join us for this once in a lifetime journey to the high Andes, where we will visit extremely remote communities and stay in the home of a Master Weaver.  We will be privileged to learn not only about native dye plants and weaving techniques but about a way of life thousands of years old.  This is a journey for people who are experienced travellers or willing to travel long days and stay in rustic homestays in high altitude communities.  In exchange, the insight into this weaving tradition and the Quechua tradition will be unparalleled.

 

Join us for a unique Peru Textile tour including:


Departure Dates
We are currently offering one fixed date in 2017.
Weds 31st May 2017 to Weds 14th June 2017
*note Corpus Christi falls on Thurs 15th June should you wish to extend your stay by 1 day
If you have a group of 4 or more friends please contact us for other departure dates, specifying your approximate preferred travel dates, number of people in the group, and Accommodation Style.  We will do our best to accommodate you, acknowledging this is a trip led by Peru specialists with already busy schedules.  Hotels may vary depending on availability. 


Tour Leader
Sarah Confer has over 10 years’ experience working in Peru, and literally lives and breathes textiles.  With a background in Art History and Art Conservation she has had stints in Canadian museums preserving textiles, while in Peru she likes to get into the weaving and dyeing and is incredibly passionate about the preservation of the traditions.  An Executive Board member of Threads of Peru, Sarah is currently studying Law at University of Victoria, with a focus on culture and indigenous rights.

 

Master Weaver
Daniel Sonqo has been a driving force in the preservation of Quechua culture for over two decades and an invaluable member of our team since humble beginnings in 2009. Working alongside his incredibly talented wife, Leonardo, from their welcoming home in Parobamba,  their family economy has expanded to include textiles, traditional weaving and dyeing workshops as well as cultivating perhaps the most delicious honey around!
For Daniel’s full story please read  http://threadsofperu.com/blogs/blog/95028166-artisan-spotlight-master-weaver-daniel-sonqo you can hear him speak as part of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbcXLVlEgpE

 

Woven Paths: a Peruvian Weaving Tour: Day by Day Short Itinerary
  1. Arrival Lima
  2. Exploring Lima/ Craft store,  Amano Museum
  3. Travel from Lima to Cusco/ Visit Centre of Traditional Textiles of Cusco
  4. Explore Cusco’s Art Scene/ San Blas Artisan Neighborhood and Cook your own meal
  5. Sacred Valley of the Incas/ Meet some camelids, Pisaq Ruins and Market & Homestay
  6. Natural Plant Dye Workshop Parobamba
  7. Continuation of life in Parobamba/ Travel to Ollantaytambo.
  8. Sacred Valley – Chincheros and Moray
  9. Threads of Peru Weaving communities & homestay
  10. Threads of Peru Weaving communities & homestay
  11. Ollantaytambo and Rest Day
  12. Travel to Machu Picchu
  13. Machu Picchu and travel to Cusco
  14. Cusco, a free day to explore
  15. Return home


Prices
These are group tours: Minimum 4 people, maximum 12 *
Price $4995 (Please enquire)
*please enquire if you are a group of 2 people regarding our refund or alternative tour policies.

Single Supplement $990 US (to have your own room for the duration of the trip, homestays excepted)



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