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Knitting Traditions and Cultures of Peru – 18 Jul – 1 Aug 2024

18 July @ 8:00 am 1 August @ 5:00 pm

Peru has the longest continuous history of textile production in the world, going back almost 10,000 years. Invented long before pottery and just as humans started agriculture, Peruvian fibre manipulation began with simple spun fibres but by 500 AD this rudimentary craft had developed into complex techniques. On our travels we’ll explore the processes involved in the production of textiles, including the most characteristic garment, the *chullo*, a knitted hat with an earflap and a calendar waistband that depicts the annual cycles of ritual and agricultural life, and we’ll meet local artisans whose traditions have been passed down through the centuries.

Jane Crowfoot will be your expert on 18th July departure.

£6895 starting price

Stitchtopia Craft Holidays

01858 459 037