Museo Sulca Textiles
Museo Sulca Textiles
4.5
Speciality & Gift ShopsSpeciality Museums
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Sulca Textiles is a place where the traditions of North, South and Central Peru join each other. The Sulca family comes from Ayacucho, where the textile tradition is very old. Many ayacuchanos have been engaged in weaving for several generations. Walter Sulca Leon is the third of Benigno Sulca and Teresa Leon Landa’s five children.
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San Francisco, CA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The quality of the alpaca products was exceptional. We purchased two tapestries that are truly works of art. The service is fantastic, and we even met the artist who designed and made our tapestries.
Written 29 January 2024
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edal2012
Chicago, IL82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A must see if you appreciate textiles and the artists that create them.

They give you a wonderful tour and history.
Written 1 October 2022
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Kris J
Seattle, WA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This gallery will teach you about traditional textiles of ancient times and then dazzle you with contemporary work. As an intermediate (at best) knitter, I cannot believe the workmanship of the hand knit, baby alpaca sweater I bought today. The tiny stitches and wonderful colors are mind boggling, and it’s clearly hand done. The price was less than what I would need to pay for the baby alpaca yarn alone, and the work might take me the rest of my days. While I was buying a sweater, for a very fair price, my husband bought a retablo depicting a textile shop. We had a great time! The staff was informative and accommodating, never pushy. It’s a wonderful place! Textile lovers will be in heaven and anyone else should like it too.
Written 21 January 2020
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David T
Alpharetta, GA45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I purchased a beautiful alpaca scarf at the shop. No, not super cheap, but excellent quality and certainly made with alpaca unlike the untagged items found on the street. Great selection.
Written 2 January 2020
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Debra D
Boulder, CO200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Our private guide Mariel recommended that we stop here to go through the museum on a visit to Cusco. The wall hangings were interesting, and I loved that the Sulca family is trying to preserve historical designs—which I think is important. It turned out that they offered the highest quality textiles that we saw on our travels through Peru. I am pleased with the Tocapu piece that I purchased there as an exact replica of a larger one hanging in The Smithsonian. If nothing else, I highly recommend a walk through the small museum section!
Written 25 November 2019
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Adam M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
...and bought some things. Friendly people, not pushy and very nice quality. Kids enjoyed petting and feeding the alpacas.
Written 2 September 2019
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Rosa R
77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Couples
Nice place where you can learn about textile art history and differents type of llamas/Alpagas... there is ! Free entrance, there is a shop but they dont pressure you to buy, which was really nice !
They also explain différents types of materials so you know who there is a différence between a sweat at 120 soles here and an other one a 40 downtown in Cusco !
Interesting !
Written 24 July 2019
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susan v
Telluride, CO48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Because we missed the visit to the Huiloc communities – a truck wrecked in our path – our guide opted for a stop at Sulca Textile, a museum and store where exact replicas of the pieces we saw at Museo Larco in Lima are housed. Like the originals, the tapestries on display are handwoven out of cotton – and nearly as breathtaking as the original textiles, all based on the work of the Paracas, Wari and Incan cultures to name a few. (Yes, they are for sale. And considering the fact they take months, some almost a year, to create, bargains at $2000 – $5000 for wall art.)

At Sulca, it is also possible to watch the talented weavers in action, making and dying the yarn and creating finished pieces for purchase: alpaca sweaters, accessories and blankets. Caveat emptor: outlets throughout Peru advertise “baby alpaca” goods that are really only “maybe alpaca.” Sulca is guaranteed bona fide. (We went, we saw, we purchased.)

At Sulca, it is also possible to watch the talented weavers in action, making and dying the yarn and creating finished pieces for purchase: alpaca sweaters, accessories and blankets. Caveat emptor: outlets throughout Peru advertise “baby alpaca” goods that are really only “maybe alpaca.” Sulca is guaranteed bona fide. (We went, we saw, we purchased.)
At Sulca, it is also possible to watch the talented weavers in action, making and dying the yarn and creating finished pieces for purchase: alpaca sweaters, accessories and blankets. Caveat emptor: outlets throughout Peru advertise “baby alpaca” goods that are really only “maybe alpaca.” Sulca is guaranteed bona fide. (We went, we saw, we purchased.)
Written 10 November 2018
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Erik B
Brookline, MA30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
We stopped here for a museum visit and learned a lot about the tapestries and alpaca textiles. We went through all kinds of shops before and this stop was the best shopping experience for us. The prices are very high but they are also negotiable. We left quite satisfied with our purchase and I highly recommend the tour and the shopping experience.
Written 14 October 2018
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WImom
Fond du Lac, WI2,275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Stopped here for a museum tour and shopping trip. The museum tour lasted about 30 minutes-went into many details and examples concerning local crafts and textiles. Had a large variety of alpaca sweaters which I had in mind to buy while in Peru, Had a variety of other handicrafts also. I had good assurance that this store was very reputable. There are numerous warnings in tour books and online about how locals pass off various items as alpaca when they are actually not genuine or a combination. Even when my friend went to Peru, she bought what she thought was an alpaca scarf, verified verbally by the vendor, and when she took a closer look at it later on, it revealed a "Made in China" tag. I bought a baby alpaca sweater here. No, it was not inexpensive but I know that it is genuine baby alpaca made in Peru. I was also able to bargain them down from the price that they quoted me. If you pay cash, you will get a better price also.
Written 13 October 2018
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