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Knitting Traditions and Cultures of Peru

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Your Tour Includes

  • Internal flights from Lima to Arequipa and Cusco to Lima
  • Return airport transfers
  • 13 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 3 lunches and 7 evening meals
  • 3 half-day workshops with your expert, kit, tea and coffee included
  • Titicaca Train from Puno to Cusco
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager


Holiday Overview

Peru has the longest continuous history of textile production in the world, going back almost 10,000 years. Invented long before pottery and just as humans started agriculture, Peruvian fibre manipulation began with simple spun fibres but by 500 AD this rudimentary craft had developed into complex techniques. On our travels we’ll explore the processes involved in the production of textiles, including the most characteristic garment, the chullo, a knitted hat with an earflap and a calendar waistband that depicts the annual cycles of ritual and agricultural life, and we'll meet local artisans whose traditions have been passed down through the centuries.

Jane Crowfoot will be your expert on 18th July departure, and Carol Meldrum on 3rd September departure.