Traditional Poncho


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The poncho is an essential Andean garment since pretty much forever! A traditional poncho is a spectacular piece of spinning, dyeing, and weaving, and being able to do all of those things to produce a poncho is the culmination of a lifetime of study, not even considering what can be months of spinning and weeks or months of weaving. We have an excellent selection of ponchos available right now by special permission. Several ponchos on offer here are particularly special and priced according to the complexity of techniques involved, such as discontinuous warp, beaded warp, and multiple-color supplementary warp pickup, and even the “standard” ponchos are exceptional quality of spinning, dyeing, and weaving.

These amazing textiles are woven by hand on backstrap looms in a variety of CTTC’s member associations, using from yarn that is spun by hand with drop spindles in the traditional Peruvian method stretching back thousands of years, and dyed by hand with natural dyes using sustainable practices and materials local to the Andes of the Cusco region.

Read more about the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, its 10 member communities, and its history and mission, or watch this video kicking off Thanksgiving Week 2021 activities! Friday, 26 November, you can join our live Trunk Show via Zoom to purchase direct, but if you can’t make it Friday, these textiles are on special sale afterwards for a very limited time.

We will send you a separate invoice after your purchase for the total shipping amount. We’ll need to weigh your package to get an accurate courier quote, which you will receive separately, and shipment via expedited DHL generally takes place once we receive your shipping and handling payment, and shipping times range about one actual week. Estimated rates by weight to North America :

1 KG : $60
2 KG : $70
3 KG : $80
5 KG : $110
7 KG : $130
10 KG: $175
15 KG: $225
20 KG: $300

We require a physical address and PHONE NUMBER for the courier service.

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Special, Standard


Accha Alta, Acopia, Chahuaytire, Chinchero, Huacatinco, Mahuaypampa, Patabamba, Pitumarca, Sallac, Santo Tomas


Andrea, Tomas, Mariano, Rosa, Susana, Teodora, Elsa, Asunta, Alejandrina, Nery, Damian, Enriqueta, Juana


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