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Artisan workshops in Peguche Anterior


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Average temperature:

14°C

Elevation:

2616 m.a.s.l.

What should I bring?:
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Warm clothing for the winter season
Activities :
  • Photography
  • Shopping tourism
  • Cultural tourism
Advice and precautions:

We reccommend that you make prior reservations to maximize your visit to the workshops.

The art of creating cloth garments began in the year 1582 established in the Otavalo area.  Works of  cloth, blankets, and light blankets was how many indigenous men and women and children were exploited, making a profitable buisiness for others.  For this people of Quito and the rest come to Popayán, Chocó, Barbacoas, Lima y Potosí.

Since that time the indigenous created abilities and skills but have since ended the colonial period of exploitation.  Our indigenous continue to make their own fabric using native elements from the area to construct fabric along with the teachings of the colonial spanish.

Up to now, the traditional has not died and every generation continues to learn and teach this beautiful work.

The workshops you encounter are open to the public where they make in a day an innumerable amount of clothing that is sold in national or international markets by our able artists.

The products are of excellent quality because of foreign tourist demands and are original designs.

The tapestry designs are the most complicated to make and take several days.

You can visit the workshops through the following associations:

  • “Peguche kawsay” Telephone: 2 690 751 e-mail: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.
  • Asociación de mujeres “Huarmi Maki” Telephone: 0980972025 e-mail: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está protegida contra spambots. Usted necesita tener Javascript activado para poder verla.

How to get there?

To get to Peguche, from the Otavalo terminal, take the Imbaburapak cooperative (red bus) that will take you the Peguche waterfall and you should ask to be let off at the town center to begin your visit.



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