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Chahuaytire village, located above the town of Pisac. The Chahuaytire weaving community is supported by the Centro de Textiles Tradicionales Del Cusco, Peru (CTTC) founded in 1996 by indigenous weavers of the Cusco region and international supporters, to save, promote and spread the Peruvian traditional textile knowledge.

The weavers meet once a week, every Wednesday, in the weaving center set up in the open air. The Chahuaytire community uses backstrap looms and four-stakes looms, weaving double-faced fabric (the pattern is the same on both sides but the colors opposite and fabrics with supplementary warp technique. Handspun & handwoven texiles, all naturally dyed.

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