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Good quality beautiful hand woven/knitted/crafted goods

We stumbled across this tiny shop today on our way to the San Blas area of Cusco. So, so glad we... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
biscuit069
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Small store with good products

I agree with all the previous great reviews and would just like to add that they do now have a sign... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
cgwhitelaw
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Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 December 2013

The textiles at Awana Wasinchis are mostly new yet carry on the traditions of the regions where the individual weavers live, on occasion with a contemporary twist. The quality is significantly higher than what you find in the more heavily touristed stores of Cusco. I...More

8  Thank MsMirta
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 December 2017

In an effort to shop responsibly while in Cusco we made a special trip to check this store out. While supportive of the mission of the store, it is a small space with limited offerings. However, worth stopping in if you are in the neighborhood.

1  Thank stephandev
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

In an effort to shop responsibly while in Cusco we made a special trip to check this store out. While supportive of the mission of the store, it is a small space with limited offerings. However, worth stopping in if you are in the neighborhood.

1  Thank stephandev
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this tiny shop today on our way to the San Blas area of Cusco. So, so glad we popped in. There are beautiful woven textiles, bags, knitted hats, gloves, mittens, dolls. It was lovely to see the quality of stuff on offer...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I agree with all the previous great reviews and would just like to add that they do now have a sign over the door. The shop was very small but had an abundance of hats, belts and mittens at reasonable prices. There was not much...More

1  Thank cgwhitelaw
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I absolutely love this place. One of the problems that you often run into traveling in South America is when you want to purchase an alpaca or sheep fur product you often do not know if the material is real or a blend. Sometimes you...More

3  Thank Lcdthethird
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This little shop owned my mother and son came highly recommended by a friend of mine. We stopped in to see what was offered and wound up purchasing 5 chollos for my grandchildren. Awana Wasinchis has a great selection of handmade textiles from small villages...More

Thank hoz49
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I checked this shop out based on Tripadvisor reviews. The shop is located to the left of a youth hostel with the same address and unlike the photo, there was no sign on the door. If the door is closed, just knock. It is a...More

3  Thank yu243229
Reviewed 1 September 2015

After wandering mindlessly in Cuzco's commercial circus, I stumbled across Awana Wasinchis. First, I noticed that its products were different. Colors were more subtle; quality was higher; the atmosphere in the tiny shop was quiet--unlike the shopping frenzy outside. This is because, as other reviewers...More

3  Thank KateConvissor
Reviewed 25 March 2014

It's worth seeking out this small fair trade shop in Cusco. I bought a gorgeous textile purse for 90 soles ($32.01 USD), knowing that 80% goes to the weaver from the Bombon community. The dyes are from natural plants, the fabric is 100% alpaca, and...More

5  Thank viracochalovesbach
Reviewed 26 December 2013

The textiles at Awana Wasinchis are mostly new yet carry on the traditions of the regions where the individual weavers live, on occasion with a contemporary twist. The quality is significantly higher than what you find in the more heavily touristed stores of Cusco. I...More

8  Thank MsMirta
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