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Awana Wasinchis Fair Trade

Calle Chiwampata 515, Cusco, Peru
+51 974 939 590
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Very small store with limited selction

In an effort to shop responsibly while in Cusco we made a special trip to check this store out... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2017
stephandev
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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 October 29, 2017
biscuit069
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London, United Kingdom
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Calle Chiwampata 515, Cusco, Peru
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Reviewed December 11, 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.

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Reviewed October 29, 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 March 9, 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

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Reviewed November 16, 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

2  Thank Lcdthethird
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Reviewed June 2, 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
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Reviewed September 13, 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

2  Thank yu243229
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Reviewed August 31, 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
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Reviewed March 24, 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
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Reviewed December 25, 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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