Awamaki

Awamaki collaborates with the greater Ollantaytambo community to create economic opportunities and improve social well-being.

The Patacancha weaving association

The Patacancha weaving association
The weavers of the Patacancha weaving association sit in front of the newly constructed weaving center, May 2009 (view small | med | large | orig)

A typical woven poncho from Patacancha

A typical woven poncho from Patacancha
The Andean poncho dates back as far as 600 BC and is still worn today by the men of Patacancha. Weavers from Patacancha are known for their highly iconographic designs, passed down through families and generations. (view small | med | large | orig)

Estefania and daughter in their home in Patacancha

Estefania and daughter in their home in Patacancha
(view small | med | large | orig)

A weaver tends her sheep in Patacancha

A weaver tends her sheep in Patacancha
Weavers in Patacancha keep sheep and alpaca for fiber that they spin and weave into textiles. Sometimes they must walk many hours each day in order to care for their animals. (view small | med | large | orig)
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