Loosely translated as "palace of weaving," Awana Kancha provides an opportunity to see products made from South America's four camelids (alpaca, llama, vicuña, and guanaco) from start to finish: the animal, the shearing, the textile weaving and dyeing, and the finished products, which you can purchase in the showroom. It makes a great stop for the whole family, as kids can feed the camelids on-site.
Km 23, Carretera a Pisac, Taray, Peru
Feb 3, 2010
This is a nice store, but beware! They promised us many things that never showed up and they have been completely non-responsive to us. They were supposed to send us a certificate of authenticity for a very expensive tapistry we purchased. They also promised us artist description and other documentation associated with artwork we purchased, and they never came through.