Peru, a land of ancient wonders and cultural treasures, boasts the longest continuous history of textile production dating back almost 10,000 years. By 500 AD, this rudimentary craft had evolved into an intricate art form, showcasing the ingenuity and creativity of its people. A crafting journey to this diverse country allows you to delve into its artistic tradition whilst exploring awe-inspiring destinations such as Lake Titicaca, Cusco, Lima, and the Sacred Valley, where textile and agricultural techniques have been passed down for generations.
At the heart of Peruvian textile traditions lies the most characteristic garment—the chullo. This distinctive knitted hat, adorned with earflaps and vibrant colours, is both functional and symbolic, and you can explore the processes, production and history of this iconic piece of clothing.
Peruvian textiles are not merely fabrics; they are living records of history, culture, and identity. On a crafting holiday to Peru, you can explore local markets and witness skilled artisans at work. Delve into the intricate processes of spinning, dyeing, and weaving, where each step preserves the rich legacy of this land. By immersing yourself in Peru's textile traditions, you'll gain a deep appreciation for the artistic and cultural significance woven into every thread, connecting with a history that stretches back millennia.
2 Holidays available from £5,895pp
From the capital of Lima to colonial Arequipa and Peru’s most famous attraction, Machu Picchu, this holiday takes you on a journey of discovery.
Embrace knitting traditions, gaze out on Colca Canyon and take in the majestic views at Aguas Calientes alongside Carol Meldrum or Jane Crowfoot.
Each holiday is accompanied by a passionate, enthusiastic expert who specialises in their craft, allowing you to learn different techniques and improve your skills from the best!View all Experts