While most shoppers make a beeline for the market directly in front of the entrance to the ruins, those in search of higher-quality, handwoven alpaca fiber textiles (with all-natural dyes and fibers), produced by artisans from Quechua mountain communities, should visit Awamaki ★, Calle Principal (tel. 084/792-529), the retail outlet of an NGO that runs a weaving project and ensures that profits make it back to the women of the Patacancha Valley. The organization also organizes excellent trips ★★ to the Patacancha communities for weaving demonstrations and visits with local families and artisans.
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