With the clock ticking / At one in the afternoon, two sisters decided to make a stop at san Pedro’s market to taste Peruvian cuisine made by native cusqueños, also to make the last purchases of the day.
In order to really enjoy the experience they decided to make stops at some of San Pedro’s market stalls. A colorfull chullo led them to a souvenir stand where an artisan was actually weaving one of them at the moment. “This is a brand new chullo, hundred percent handmade of alpaca wool, wich is one of the best threads in the world.” She said. In the souvenir stand there were two more tourists that also wanted to see the manufacturing process. Carla and Leticia joined to observe.
Carla who was the most passionate about the fashion and craft industry, had reviewed online different types of clothing produced in alpaca by the Peruvian brand Quilla Wasi, a group of artisan who are experts in creating first rate ítems that also transfer textile customs into moderm pieces. However in all her trips Carla didn’t have the chance to see closely the process of weaving a chullo or the decorations such as pom poms, tassels and fringes in all andean colors, sizes and designs. That is why this was a magnificent oportunity for her.
The two sisters had already selected the four chullos that were going to cross the Peruvian border with them. Carla also decided to choose one to wear and Leticia opted for a sweater and a poncho. All the products handmade from alpaca fiber.