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Textile Traditions and Cultures of Peru

15 days from £6,995pp

Textiles

Your Tour Includes

  • Travel package includes international flights from London to Lima (1 stop) with 1 piece of check-in luggage
  • Internal flights from Lima to Arequipa and Cusco to Lima
  • Titicaca train from Puno to Cusco
  • Airport transfers
  • Tours of Lima, Arequipa (including Alpaca Centre), floating islands on Lake Titicaca, Cusco (including Traditional Textiles Centre), Sacred Valley (including talk and demonstration of traditional textile techniques), Away Weaving Association, Machu Picchu
  • Chocolate making workshop
  • 13 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 3 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • 3 half-day hand sewing workshops with our expert, kit and tea/coffee included

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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 500AD this rudimentary craft had developed into complex techniques. On our travels we’ll explore the processes involved in the production of textiles and meet artisans whose traditions have been passed down through the centuries.   

Tour expert, Karin Hellaby: "Peru has been on my bucket list for a long time. On this tour we will not only see thousands of years of textile history, but also mysterious ruins, vast natural wonders, colonial architecture, ancient Inca culture and beautiful scenery. I will be providing you with a plain paper journal to record some of what you see. The project will be sewing a journal cover which can be decorated with stitchery, wool felt appliqué or painted with fabric pens. I hope you will join me on this wonderful magical tour."

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