Samay Slouch Socks

$32.00

Ancestral Crafts

The Patacancha Valley is home to many indigenous villages that were settled centuries ago by Quechua people fleeing the conquest and the changes it brought. These villages are located at high altitude, in the stunning and dramatic Andean landscape. For centuries, the Quechua communities  lived at a distance from mainstream culture and economy in Peru.

Knitting

While weaving is indigenous to the Andes, the craft of knitting was introduced by European colonizers and is now a widespread practice among women in the rural Andes. Both indigenous and mestizo communities knit, and knitted garments like chullos, or warm men’s hats, are a significant part of traditional attire.

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Awamaki builds amazing travel experiences for independent and group travelers. Come experience traditional Andean life, connect with Quechua artisans, and participate in an immersive experience organized by the communities themselves.

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