CHUSPA is Quechua for bag — most classically, small bags like these with a fringe made from unwoven warp threads, and most traditionally used for carrying coca and related materials. They range from 6-8 inches across and 6-9 inches long, not counting fringe, and are usually worn cross-body.
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. 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.