This nonprofit organization, founded in 1996, promotes the survival of traditional weaving. You may be able to catch a shop-floor demonstration illustrating different weaving techniques in all their finger-twisting …
This beautiful high-ceilinged gallery specializes in authentic art and crafts, including pottery, textiles, paintings and more, all handmade by indigenous tribespeople living in the Amazon jungle.
This weaving cooperative with quality goods is run by 12 mountain communities from Cuzco and Apurimac; it’s at the far end of the inner courtyard. There’s also an online catalog.
Cuzco’s most extensive public book exchange (two used books, or one plus S8, will get you one book) plus used guidebooks, new titles and music CDs for sale.
Cuzco is not known for its clothes-shopping opportunities, though there are a few cool stores hidden away in the Centro Comercial de Cuzco.
Handmade textiles from 29 communities as far away as Ausangate, plus homemade jams and essential oils.
Novels and magazines in English and German. Located just inside the door of Centro Comercial de Cuzco.
Mass-produced tourist tat from textiles to teapots are sold at the vast Centro Artesenal Cuzco.
Tatoo has brand-name outdoor clothing and technical gear at high prices.
Cuzco’s central market is a must-see. Pig heads for caldo (soup), frogs (to enhance sexual performance), vats of fruit juice, roast lechón (suckling pig) and tamales are just a few of the foods on offer. Around the …