Our tour company, G Adventures, believes in supporting local communities. Therefore, our adventure in the Sacred Valley continued with a visit to Communidad Ccaccaccollo, an amazing women's weaving cooperative. The women are Quechua (sounds like Ket-chu-wa), the indigenous people of Peru. They raise llamas and alpaca to make yarn for weaving and knitting. All their dyes are made from plants -- and BUGS!!
Now for the kiddos who wrote questions: We did not do any basket weaving. The weaving was all done from llama and alpaca yarn. Oh, the alpaca and llama are sooooo cute!!! The women were incredibly skilled in how they knitted, sewed, and used a loom to create the beautiful clothing!