These amazing hats are knit by hand by master weavers and knitters of CTTC’s member associations, using 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. The bobble cord technique is a remarkable one in which bobble cord is made on the fly and carried along with the knitting to form intricate patterns. These hats are based on the traditional Accha Altha chullo, but with more, shall we say, international head size and shaping. There aren’t a lot of these made — they’re labor intensive and this is definitely a specialty product.
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. Don’t delay! Many products are completely unique and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
We will combine your purchases and ship everything from Peru together, but they cannot be combined with items NOT shipping from CTTC. We’ll need to weigh your package to get an accurate courier quote, which we will send you separately, and shipment via expedited DHL takes place once we receive your shipping and handling payment. Estimated rates by weight to North America :
1 KG : $60
2 KG : $65
3 KG : $75
5 KG : $99
7 KG : $125
10 KG: $175
15 KG: $225
20 KG: $300
We require a physical address and phone number for the courier service.